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night. the first official state of the union address. great to be with you. >> thanks for joining us. more coverage straight ahead tonight. sean hannity joins us. stick around, >> because our people are strong. together we are building a safe, strong and proud america. we have created 2.4 million new jobs. african-american unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever. the stock market has smashed one record after another. we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in american history. we have ended do the war on beautiful clean call. the disastrous obamacare, the
era of economic surrender is totally over. it is also time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. we will continue our fight until isis is defeated. we proudly stand for the national anthem. the outdated immigration -- finally bring our immigration system into the 21st century. because americans are dreamers too. this in fact is our new american moment. there has never been a better time to start living the american dream so let's come together, set politics aside finally get the job done. the people dreamed this country, the people built this country
and it is the people who are making america great again. [applause] ♪ a little town in a great big land ♪ >> every day america, what a busy place washington dc was last may, will be again today, are you proud to be an american? i sure am after that speech, donald trump delivering a powerful first state of the union speech touting strong, safe and proud america. you are watching "fox and friends" first on wednesday morning. let's get to it. in the third longest state of the union ever the president laying out his aggressive agenda calling for democrats and
republicans to come together to put america first. despite some on the left, you probably saw this, his speech was interrupted by a pause 111 times, team coverage for you beginning with griff jenkins live in washington dc, a busy night. >> it was indeed. the president spoke for an hour and 20 minutes striking a tone of unity and optimism calling for a new american moment saying there has never been a better time to start living the american dream, highlighted his administration in the first year touting a growing economy and passage of historic tax reform. >> since the election we have created 2.4 million new jobs. unemployment claims have hit a 45 year low. the stock market has smashed one record after another gaining $8
trillion and more in value. we repealed the core of the disastrous obama care, the individual mandate is now gone. >> looking at the president called on congress to produce an infrastructure bill giving more detail on his long-standing promise to rebuild an aging and crumbling infrastructure. >> tonight i'm calling on congress to produce a bill that generates at least $1.5 trillion for the new infrastructure investment that our country so desperately needs. together we can reclaim our heritage and we can do it with american heart, american hands and american grit. >> he addressed foreign-policy threats like north korea and reached out to democrats on
immigration with a plan that includes a path to citizenship for dreamers and building a wall noting past administrations failures to deliver and telling them it is time now to get the job done. >> these four pillars will produce legislation that fulfills my ironclad plan to sign a bill for puts america first. so let's come together, set politics aside and finally get the job done. >> democrats were unpersuaded offering little if any applause safe moments that highlighted special guests. massachusetts congressman patrick kennedy delivered the democrat response. heather: is that it? you are done, thank you so much, appreciate it.
democrats plainly refusing to stand or even clap despite policies helping all americans. >> african-american unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded. >> the congressional black caucus among other democrats showing no emotion, seemingly unhappy about the economic successes. congressman joe kennedy and bernie sanders quickly using their rebuttal to slam the president. >> many have spent the last year anxious, angry, afraid. we are bombarded with one false choice after another. bullies may land a punch, they may leave a mark but they have never, not once in history of our united states managed to match the strength and spirit of the people united in defense of their future. >> i don't understand how a president of the united states
can give a state of the union speech and not mention climate change. the american people do not want a president who is compulsively dishonest, who is a bully, who actively represent the interests of the billionaire class, who is anti-science and is trying to divide us up. heather: more than a dozen democrats boycotted the state of the union including maxine waters, she plans to deliver a rebuttal tonight. here with reaction is radio talkshow host and fox news interview tammy bruce. remarkable difference in how people took the speech. >> democrats, the worst ever, republicans it was great and awesome. heather: what was your favorite part? >> the overarching framework of bringing everyone together, that was their goal, he achieved it clearly and it was specifically
brought together, americans are dreamers too. heather: that is the catchphrase. >> a big difference between mister kennedy's speech and the president, the president did not attack other people, didn't denigrate a framework, wasn't about negative, it was bringing all americans to a framework of having -- without pushing another group down. kennedy's speech was kind of gloomy and was about the divisions, bernie sanders, was about divisions and anger. americans are rejecting that but my favorite part is the nature of the speech itself, the positive outlook, the optimism and lifting everyone up. >> sounded like that was what he was trying to do. this was pretty remarkable, cbs poll of americans opinion, 75% approved of the address, 25%, great number for him.
the next one, was the speech trying to unite or divide as you were talking about, 81% agree with you, they say -- >> 71% of independents likes it, 43% of democrats did which is a pretty huge number and overnight 97% of republicans did as well and this is what americans want and the president has gotten a boost from the 24/7 attacks on him because people expect godzilla and they get a nice guy so you have a benefit in that regard as well. ultimately, when people saw the doom and gloom and pettiness from the democrats sitting there and not applauding to the heroism of the guests, the basic selfless humanity being celebrated and his theme from the campaign elevating the forgotten men and women come all those people would never be on the cover of people magazine from baby hope to auto
warmbeer's parents. >> more about that later. >> heroism and selflessness that can be achieved. >> another poll how that made people feel and this was an interesting poll, 65% of people felt proud, 35% said safe, 21% said angry at 14% scared. his goal was to bring people together, maybe not people sitting in front of him, democrats refusing to stand up for parts they should have. but people watching seemed to do the trick. >> the democrats, it will not benefit them. but also when you think about what we have been listening to for decades, negativity, division, americans want a genuine, sensible framework of how we can come together.
without compromising conservative idea, that makes americans excited and proud and -- >> compromise, both sides won't be happy about everything. that's what compromise is. >> without needing to do class warfare or dividing us, that is what he offers. heather: thank you, long night, you where twoing. the time is 11 minutes after the top of the hour, stronger growth, lower unemployment and booming stock market donald trump spinning a positive picture of his first year, our next guest explains why this is the recipe for more winning. >> stacy would have died if it were not for justin at selfless love. >> to honor american heroes, the most powerful moments that will make you proud to be an american. >> 18 hours of wind and rain, to
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totally over. >> winning in year one is just the start, the president outlining his plan to get the momentum going and joining me to talk about it is economist peter morici live from dc. >> great speech, one for the ages. heather: it was a long one but had a lot to pack in. one of the first things you want to talk about is the starship plan. we can break that down for people at home. they expect to generate $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investment in the neck and decade building a partnership between federal, state, tribal and local authorities and eliminates unnecessary redundancies and inefficiencies. what did you think of that part of the speech? >> he had the important point, the time delays with court litigation and so forth, this would be a tremendous boost to the economy not merely by putting people to work, building bridges, but failing infrastructure is slowing the economy down.
buying a bond coupon year after year. and specifically important. >> that is the biggest economic issue. and immigration policies don't admit them on the basis of them being scientists, engineers, programmers and so forth. and completely, rapidly, and third cousin twice removed and jumps on welfare. >> another thing he made clear, talking about african-american
community, hispanic community and panned down and the democrats standing or clapping, that was significant for americans to hear about in those communities. >> very selfish behavior last night. african-americans should know the data shows during the obama years they became worse off relative to other communities, regressed, and blacks, hispanics and so forth making real progress because the most powerful impetus to raise up communities, and vibrant economy so there is opportunity, and 2% growth. heather: we just showed chuck schumer his reaction throughout the speech, he is clapping right there, talked about the 3 million workers who have gotten
tax-cut bonuses since they passed the tax-cut plan. >> that is very important. it is fair to say if you cut business taxes it creates more wealth for everyone seeing this. we expect to see wages rising, not just bonuses but businesses will be growing more rapidly, more competition, and empowered. had the cash to pay more. heather: before the plans passed, you said things would happen, you were right. it was a long night. 20 minutes after the top of the hour, a north korean man who made it out of the rogue nation, carly shimkus with his incredible story just exploding on twitter. ♪
heather: donald trump's state of the union the most tweeted in history. carly shimkus with fox news headlines 24/7 with the reaction, it was blowing up last night. >> all anyone was talking about, 4.5 million tweets, and only the most tweeted out about state of the in but joined session is on the most tweeted about moment during the speech was when the president said we stand for the national anthem. take a listen. >> we proudly stand for the national anthem.
[applause] >> donald trump junior tweeted about that as many people did saying the great american come back, america has a president that stands for our flag, has turned our economy around and is making america great again. on the other side of the political mileage is lawmakers did not attend the speech but massachusetts senator elizabeth warren did not for any unifying reason, she said i wanted to go to the state of the union, wanted it burned into my eyes. if there's ever a moment i'm too tired to keep fighting i have to close my eyes and see the president, vice president and paul ryan applauding themselves for punching working families in the gut and i'm back in the fight. not a warm and fuzzy tweet from her but there were a lot of the president's supporters talking about the speech as well. byron on twitter said there are no words to describe the pride i felt watching the president of the state of the union address.
heather: everyone watched the same speech and such different viewpoints but one thing everybody agreed about was north korean defector, it is remarkable. >> one of the most memorable thing the president did, personal stories of triumph and sacrifice into his speech and his moment north korean escapee lifted up the crutches that he used to escape that oppressive situation what an amazing moment and social media went wild over it. let's look at that reaction, k on twitter says i cried watching it live, however bad you might think your troubles are just remember him and his perseverance. another twitter user says one of the best moments of the night, so many memorable moments. >> the guests were amazing.
following this speech we have the rebuttals. joe kennedy gave his but people -- >> there were so many serious moment, social media looking for a laugh. remember one marco rubio drank the water during the 2013 rebuttal where there was a moment like that last night as well. poor joe kennedy. if you are democrat you think he did a great job i'm sure but social media focused on his glistening mouth, looks like he put too much chapstick on and lights from the set where reflecting off of it. chris tire walled talked about it on twitter saying did kennedy eat corn on the car backstage or something? this is one of the trending moments of today.
probably not what happened. it was a crazy night. the time is 26 minutes after the top of the hour in the president making a new push for bipartisan compromise on immigration reform. >> my duty is to defend americans and their right to the american dream because americans are dreamers too. heather: democrats sitting stonefaced, will we ever see a deal on daca? why can't the left celebrate wins for america? our political panel to debate all this. ♪
the people because americans are dreamers too. i will not stop until our veterans are properly taken care of. at least $1.5 trillion for the new infrastructure investment that our country so desperately needs. north korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland. i will not repeat the mistakes past administrations got us into this very dangerous position. the motto is in god we trust. our nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and 3. >> donald trump laying out his aggressive agenda for 2018 calling for unity. and inspirational first state of the union address. the president extending an open
hand to democrats and immigration and border security. kelly right with his call to come together to reach a solution for dreamers. >> before laying out his immigration plan donald trump presented one of the most emotional moments of the state of the union address introducing two families from long island new york who lost their daughters to a senseless act of violence. as they wiped away tears the president explained how vicious gang members who illegally entered america carried out the attack on the two girls. >> two teenage daughters, close friends, these two precious girls were brutally murdered while walking together in their hometown. we cannot imagine the depths of that kind of sorrow. we can make sure other families never have to indoor this kind
of pain. >> with that donald trump explained his goal with immigration is to protect all citizens of every background, color, religion and creed. >> my duty and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber is to defend americans, protect their safety, their families, their communities and their right to the american dream because americans are dreamers too. >> the president explained he wantss a four point plan for immigration that includes r1.8 daca dreamers to have a pathway to citizenship, building a border wall with more ice agents to patrol it and end the visa lottery program and chain migration which congressman joe kennedy delivered the democratic response from the school from a city of immigrants, he told
dreamers to keep the faith. >> to all the dreamers watching tonight let me be absolutely clear. [speaking spanish] >> you are part of our story. we will fight for you and we will not walk away. >> reporter: kristin nielsen says the trump administration is committed to negotiating with both parties to increase security and revise immigration. >> i think it is a compromise. he listened to members of both parties as did i and all i can tell you with respect to that is we are negotiating in good faith and we will continue to do that. >> the president laid out his plan. it is up to democrats and republicans for the president to sign and it is time to bring
immigration reform to the 21st century. >> kelly right, thank you. donald trump said he is extending the hand of bipartisanship but democrats would rather sit on theirs, refusing to acknowledge the first year accomplishments at the state of the union. should they be happy about making the progress we have made so far? thank you for joining us this morning, you had a long night. what was going through your mind when you saw the president talking about the unemployment numbers, people doing anything no matter where you came from or who you are, no matter your background, color, religion or creed. and democrats are just sitting there? >> i watched this theater for 27
years, this is why washington is broken and my democratic friends i would have sat down too, two months ago when republicans had a 17 seat majority in the house, we wanted it back to even, we are using donald trump the way they used barack obama, using dreamers as a political football. if people will come together, we would be in a better place but politics gets in the way. >> you lead by example. i cannot believe you would not stand up for some of that. >> infrastructure. i would love him to have a clean dreamer meal but everything is messed up because they are trying to go to one side or the other, we can't do this, politics always get in the way. >> did it appear democrats are willing to work with republicans? >> clearly not if the entirety of the congressional black
caucus couldn't manage to stand for historically low black unemployment rates. the point is it seems a majority of democrats cannot fathom giving credit where credit is due when it comes to donald trump or republicans and maybe that is because they are embarrassed they didn't vote for tax reform or are more anti-trump than they are pro-america but it showed last night and if they think that will help them in the terms i think they will be mistaken. heather: and then you had the rebuttal, you worked for bernie sanders. what did you think of his rebuttal? he call the president a bully, that was a bad speech because he didn't talk about climate change. >> and i just talked about, not trying to get worked up this morning. what i am saying is politicians who advocate to make america the place it should be and get out and reach out to american people, different philosophies of how we get there so you have politicians going at each other for political reasons, i believe in bernie sanders and these policies are different than the opposition party that are
better. heather: the final comment am asking for people, your constituents to come together to bridge the gap but visually not prepared to do it, that says a lot. >> people tend to go about things a different way for political points but it is not good to sit the the things they sat through and cbs news did a poll, 97% republicans, 40% of democrats, 72% of immigrants like that speech, overwhelmingly positive response. heather: thank you for joining us. you lost your hat last night. have a great day. donald trump talking tough on terror in his first state of the union. >> in the past we have foolishly released hundreds and hundreds of dangerous terrorists only to meet him again on the battlefield.
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and venezuela. >> north korea as reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland. >> donald trump sending a stern message to rogue regimes around the world expressing confidence in his plan to defeat isis while ramping up pressure on north korea. you to react is senior fellow at the hudson institute rebecca heinrich. thank you for joining us this morning. let's begin with one of the more remarkable elements in this speech, the parents of auto warmbeer there. it was amazing and when he talked about north korea, what were your thoughts? >> we didn't hear much about north korea in the obama years which i'm pleased to hear donald trump call attention to the evil of the regime. we saw that defector, how powerful was that when he held up his crutches with a picture of liberty and what this person
did in order to get out of the clutches of this despotic regime and the reason it is important for donald trump to draw attention to the evil and brutality of the regime is not because we are interested in regime change for the american people, this is the kind of regime that does not deserve the privilege and responsibility of having nuclear weapons that can harm so many people. a regime like this, we won't let them hold american cities hostage to a nuclear attack. >> compare what he had to go through to try to escape to the freedoms and liberties we have in america which he tried to make clear. what about isis? people heard at the top of the segment, we were almost at 100%. >> the difference between donald trump and president obama in terms of their war against isis look at the treatment of general matt zimmer is, president obama fired him when he was head --
donald trump hired him, turned him loose, secretary matt exhibit is has been increasing tempo of attacks, we successfully took back the territorial gains of the caliphate and liberated 5 million people just in the time donald trump has been president. very successful anti-isis campaign. >> he talked about the fundamental flaws in the iran deal and new rules of engagement in the war on terror after just signing to keep gitmo open. >> president obama treated terrorists abroad more like a criminal investigation rather than a really rigorous, treating these terrorists as unlawful enemy combatants, donald trump was very clear, having moral clarity, these people are evil, these are unlawful enemy combatants, we are going to kill them or capture the man detained
demand not release them so soldiers are being attacked by them on the battlefield. >> what was the most significant element in terms of foreign-policy to you that he tackled last night? >> the north korea issue, demonstrating so many people here in north korea that one to escape the evil of the regime and the fact they are so close to reliable nuclear missile i can reach american cities is the most pressing threat facing the country and the president made that so clear it was a powerful moment. >> we appreciate it. the time is 15 minutes until the top of the hour so what was the real headline from the state of the union? you might not know if you listen to mainstream media. our next guest breaks it down. ♪ kind of looks like a monster coming to eat ya. holy smokes. that is awesome.
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>> donald from delivering a historic state of the union address hand the mainstream media taking shots at what was not said. >> the issue that wasn't in the speech was russia. >> at the same time he didn't even mention the russian threat. >> in terms of the russia investigation, he didn't talk about that at all. it looms large over his presidency. heather: the president of district media group, thanks for joining us. a lot of folks finding problems with the speech from the mainstream media. i got this from the daily news, what a load of quack. they have a problem with the president clapping saying he was clapping for himself touting unity and bashing immigrants.
what do you think, the alternate response coming out? >> i find it quite interesting that the criticism is usually around after the speech about what he didn't say, meaning what he did say was pretty effective. i saw a lot of stories about melania trump arriving separately, the storyline, maybe there is trouble in their marriage. once again a lot of this was about what he didn't say, behind the scenes with his wife and russia and even the pfizer memo and in general, a victory for him. >> why the first lady was wearing white as well. here is a tweet from joy read, church family, police, military, national lampoon, trump trying to call on all the tropes of 1950s era nationalism. the goal of his speech appears
to be force the normalization of trump on terms of the bygone era his supporters are nostalgic for. >> i was dumbfounded when i saw that. one of the reasons it shows how disconnected liberals are from the rest of america, even those in the audience, democrats, representatives and senators many of them didn't stand when he talks about god when he talked about faith in general yet most americans in this country especially middle america many people believe in god even if it is a different faith and they have. it once again showed how out of touch they are. i'm not sure when family is bad. i'm confused by her tweet in general. heather: it will be interesting to see if they change their tone when they see the polls coming out today, when we had earlier this morning from cbs showing
75% of people approved of his speech, made them feel more patriotic, made them feel stronger, made them feel unified and that was his goal. >> one of the best things about this speech is trump saying on teleprompter when reading the speech, of course his staff worked on, he definitely seems more presidential. this was a speech that was different than his normal twitter feed. he focused not on name-calling or calling people out, unifying. it is more pronounced, they are the ones who did not want to unify. giving a positive message, i would encourage the twitter feed for the negative calling out. heather: from the democrats at one moment as soon as he started talking about immigration reform you could tell they were prepared to blue and they started blue this to chang and then talked about the family impacted by ms 13 gang members killing their daughters and they stopped.
state of the union address, it was a long one, one hour and 20 minutes and 30 seconds specifically but a lot of applause, 111 times. people liked it. donald trump using diversity to strike the unifying tone hitting it out of the park, invited guests specifically heroes that have shown true american regret. >> firefighter david dahlberg facing down walls of flame to rescue almost 60 children trapped in a california summer camp threatened by those devastating wildfires. he started a movement that has now placed 40,000 flags at the graves of our great heroes. he was on duty when he saw a
pregnant homeless woman preparing to inject heroin. then he went home to tell his wife rebecca. in an instant, she agreed to adopt. a starving boy in north korea. one day he tried to steal call from a railroad car for a few scraps of food. in the process he passed out on the train tracks, exhausted from hunger. he woke up as a train ran over his limbs. he was tortured by north korean authorities, some travel thousands of miles on crutches all across china and southeast asia to freedom. i understand you keep those reminder how far you have come. your great sacrifice is an
inspiration to us all. patty: 1 of many remarkable moment last night with guests in the state of the union. that wraps it up for the 4:00 am hour on "fox and friends" first but it continues now, see you tomorrow. >> the state of the union is strong because our people are strong. we are building a strong, safe and proud america. we created 2.4 million new jobs, african-american unemployment stand at the lowest rate ever. the stock market has smashed one record after another. we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in american history. we have ended the war on beautiful clean coal. we repealed the core of the disastrous