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than democrats congressperson but the republicans ain't doing what they promised either. that wraps up this hour of "fox and friends first," thank you for joining us. send is your opinion on the state of the union, "fox and friends first" continues, goodbye. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states. [applause] >> the state of our union is strong. >> that sounds so good. there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. it just doesn't work that way. illegal crossings go way way down.
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we must also ensure that our economic resurgence continues at a rapid pace. this is our future, our choice to make. i am asking you to choose greatness. rob: it is wednesday, february 6th, donald trump attempting to unite the country in a lengthy and powerful state of the union address. jillian: his call for unity met with surprising praised by his biggest critics in congress but will it last? we are live in washington as "fox and friends first" continues right now. ♪ jillian: you are watching "fox and friends first" wednesday morning. rob: thanks for starting the day
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with us. the state of the union is strong, that is the message from donald trump as he delivered his long-awaited dress to congress. jillian: he struck a serious tone calling for end to the gridlock that has been grinding his agenda to a halt. doug mcelway has more on what the president wents to see in the next two years. >> reporter: one of the ironies of the addresses this president is under siege like you before him, democrats launching numerous investigations of the administration, another government shutdown looming in two weeks, the mueller investigation wrapping up yet the economy is booming at the president made sure democrats heard that. >> economic miracle is taking place in the united states and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations.
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[applause] >> reporter: the president highlighted a few areas there is common ground, rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure, push for prescription drug prices. he gave no ground on his repeated promise to strengthen the border and build a wall. >> we have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protect the lives and jobs of our citizens. tonight i am asking you to defend our very dangerous southern border out of love and devotion to our fellow citizens and to our country. >> reporter: on the international front, progress with kim jong un noting there have been no new missiles or testing no new nuclear devices, he believes more progress awaits as the two leaders meet in vietnam and prospects for end to the wars in afghanistan and across the middle east. >> our brave troops have been fighting in the middle east for
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almost 19 years as we work with our allies to destroy -- it is time to give our brave warriors in syria a warm welcome home. my administration is holding constructive talks with a number of afghan groups including the taliban and. the hour has come to at least try for peace. >> reporter: democrats and speaker pelosi sat silently for much of the speech, democrat women wore white in a sign of solidarity for women's suffrage but even they rose to their feet when the president noted that 58% of new jobs under his economy were filled by women. jillian: a wild moment. rob: stacy abrams delivered the democratic response to the state
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of the union. the former georgia gubernatorial candidate calling other president to recognize the country's diversity. >> even as i'm disappointed by the president's approach to our problems, i still don't want him to fail but we need him to tell the truth and to respect his duties and respect the extraordinary diversity that defines america. jillian: abrams was not the only one reacting. for bernie sanders called on donald trump to unite the country. >> when you are president, you bring our people together. that is what a president is supposed to do. in an unprecedented way that is not what this president is doing. he is trying to divide us up. rob: bernie sanders, possible presidential candidate slammed the president for failing to address the middle class.
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jillian: fox news alert, donald trump demanding tougher border security during his state of the union address as thousands of migrants waits across into the us. >> the lawless state of the southern border is a threat to the safety, security and financial well-being of all america. i have ordered another 3750 troops to the southern border to prepare for this tremendous onslaught. rob: griff jenkins is live on the ground in mexico with the caravan, the democrats hated it when he brought up the caravan last late. what is going on? >> reporter: i will tell you who else isn't a fan of the caravans, the mexican officials here who have to deal with this. you see the mexican army, the military police, state and local
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officials trying to keep things under control. the migrants have settled in but if you look inside, they spent a lot of resources because in that shelter you see them separated into family units, women and children on one side, on the other mostly all men. they are giving them blankets, resources that take time. the mayor here says he can do this for two or three months but not much more. he's worried about more caravans that are on the way that will start later this week and next week. i asked what solves this? here's what he had to say. >> it would be better if democrats and republicans, the us government and mexican government and honduran government, everybody worked together to put on the table something that will resolve this. that would be much better. >> reporter: border patrol officials on the other side
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continuing to do preparations, training exercises, they are doing a show of force but we got a rare visit, tom came to work with his counterpart and wanted to find out what is in this caravan. listen. >> every time, you have a criminal element in the group trying to cross the river. we are getting ready for that. >> reporter: meanwhile, some of those 12,600 migrants that got their official temporary asylum are on their way north. officials worry they will come here and add to this crowd of 2000. rob: our next guest has seen the immigration crisis firsthand in texas. jillian: joining us to react to the immigration message is congressman michael burgess, appreciate you being here. the president not wavering on
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his message. what do you make of what he had to say last night? >> i thought the president did a great job, wonderful job in the chamber. it is tough to get up in front of congress, both houses, the joint chiefs, the supreme court, diplomatic or, a lot of trappings that go along with it. the president rose to the moment and delivered a pretty powerful challenge to all of us, asking us, now is the time to soar, to achieve new heights on the border. maybe i didn't expect he was going to come forward with an emergency plan that would fund the barriers he talked about for so long. it is premature because the conference committee is still here, less than two weeks to come up with something but i have to believe the president made preparations and will deliver, he put his hand up and said he would complete the
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process of providing a barrier at the southern border that was promised some years ago. rob: barriers, they are bending a little bit. in this negotiation and on this topic, conflating the idea into this country with illegal immigration, they don't even like to say illegal, they like to say immigrants, when republicans are talking about illegal immigration. >> the people who feel they have to leave where they live for a better life, i get it. something that sets us apart from where they are is the belief in rule of law. if you say your laws don't matter and we will do what we want they are likely to come into the same problem they left. the reason they are coming here because of the respectful rule of law, because of the fact
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there is opportunity in america we shouldn't do anything that destroys that, the process of bringing them here. several times at the border, in central america, that is a dangerous trip people are tasked to make and it is not humane to stand by and encourage more of that behavior particularly when it involves young children but it is not the right thing to do. heather: listen to what the president said last night, it has the us being in a corner of energy. >> we have unleashed a revolution in american energy. the united states is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. for the first time in 65 years we are a net exporter of energy.
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jillian: you serve on the house energy and commerce committee, what did you think of what he said? >> a great day for this country to stand up and say that but i remember democrats talking in 2006, and 2007, decrying the fact that america used to be the major exporter of energy and now we are the number one importer of energy around the world and in 10 years the situation has changed. summer of 2007, for dollar, $5 gasoline prices, one of the things that upset the economy. it is a good day. american energy is number one in the world, number one producer, net exporter of energy, that is on the plus side. rob: thank you for your time. 12 minutes after the hour, donald trump praising america's progress in defeating threats
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abroad, but what about domestic? jillian: no gang member in the country illegally target with murder. our next guest calls this a national emergency, we are coming right back.
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minority here. what do you think of his plan? >> it is interesting especially after relating to his foreign policy towards isis. he is right to say our regional allies need to step up their game. our soldiers fought long and hard, we spent trillions of dollars, lost thousands of lives and he's right when he says people in the region need to step up their game. when donald trump took office, 20,000 mi. of terrain between iraq and syria that ice is controlled, they have largely been defeated and leading into the speech, a lot of people assume there would be a different deal, he was wavering a bit on the syria pool out he has been talking about, he did it, he stood strong and people need to understand just because we are pulling troops out of syria does not mean counterterrorism operations stopped and he touched on that in the speech last night. we have the billy to break the sovereignty of syria at any
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point because we have guys in iraq and the kurdistan region operating with the kurds and the airbase which is like if we need to conduct airstrike operations. as it relates to iraq, not the same thing as the iraq scenario where we wipes our hands clean. we need to conduct counterterrorism operations against iraq and have people in place to destroy the remnants of ice is going forward. jillian: is another summit coming up, the president said the 20th in vietnam, some people argue there has been progress in north korea because they haven't launched any missiles. the other argument is there is proof they are still building over there. what do you make of what is going on in north korea? >> there's a long road ahead but look how far we have come.
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the fact is donald trump focused on the piece and stability of the reason, hostages returned home, nuclear tests halted, haven't had a missile shot off in 15 months. i think just going to this meeting in vietnam in february the president has to work with kim to refine the timetable and get an understanding of what the arsenal looks like so our intelligence personnel can compare that but we have come a long way. the north korean regime once two things, regime preservation and economic modernization. they don't need to be convinced of the economic modernization part, that's why they created the nuclear arsenal in the first place. when you look at the rhetoric that has taken place, a simple negotiation. donald trump, for all this to work, has to convince kim jong
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un that he can give up his nuclear arsenal but preserve his regime in the process and that matters here. rob: we should say there is no evidence that they want to do any of that. let's talk about ms 13, the president vowed to never abolish ice, some people running for president said that's what they want to do. >> the threat is still real with ms 13. we saw a shooting in the subway. this is a national emergency, threat that goes hand in hand with border security and when you look at ice, a law enforcement organization, they've taken flak across the board. more than any law enforcement organizations and we for doing their job. you see an organization like ms 13 operating and you hear about these ice arrests where they arrested a lot of illegal immigrants it is more important than ever to get a handle on it.
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carly shimkus of serious xm 115 with the reaction. >> a surprisingly wonderful moment. i doubt anybody guest the women in white would be getting out of their seats, clapping and cheering and carrying on at one point and the usa chance getting attention on social media, clark tweets trump got alexandria ocasio-cortez to chance usa. well played by donald trump, great bipartisan moment. that was interesting, he definitely pushed his agenda but all these other moments, criminal justice reform, hiv research, paid family leaves the democrats can get behind. jillian: a moment the whole chamber burst out singing happy birthday. >> another one for the highlight reel, survivor of the holocaust entry of life synagogue shooting. he turned 81 years old yesterday. watch what happens here. ♪ happy birthday to you
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♪ happy birthday to you ♪ >> thank you. >> they wouldn't do that for me. >> probably not, but due to deserves it. hearing the chamber, pretty nice to see everyone together like that. this gave me goosebumps. an amazing, powerful representation of human decency and strength. rob: really amazing, imagine surviving the holocaust, an incredible story. what was nancy pelosi reading? some catty behavior, you know they hate the president. >> the second she started reading and did it again i was like this is the moment, so many
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means of that. it was the president's speech, she was reading a lot of people saying she's reading game of thrones, she is reading ted bundy's wikipedia page. people making jokes. i think it was just her crotch when she got uncomfortable she went to the papers. jillian: she knows she's on camera. rob: she was uncomfortable for 90 minutes. >> he did applaud more than i expected. rob: thank you so much. jillian: 27 minutes after the hour, the president pushing his america first agenda, some in the media blasting his message calling it divisive. charlie kirk joins us live next. rob: todd pyro looking forward to having breakfast with friends right after the break. ♪ tirement.
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>> as we begin a new congress i stand here ready to work with you to achieve historic breakthroughs for all americans. republicans and democrats must join forces not is two parties but as one nation. this is our future, our faith and our choice to make. i'm asking you to choose greatness. jillian: big night. what do the voters think of the president's state of the union address? rob: let's talk to todd pyro having breakfast with friends at the at ease club in melbourne, florida. >> reporter: turned out all of florida is here today, every single person in the state of
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florida. before we ask about the state of the union, what makes this play so special, 55 community for retired military. thank you all for your service. the state of the union, we begin with you, what did you think of it? >> i thought it was one of the best speeches trump has made. i liked when he said -- peace and legislation, no war and investigation but nothing will happen unless congress and act these laws, that is the important part. >> reporter: thank you. what about you? i guess your name is gary based on the name tag. >> pretty good guess. i thought the speech was very good. he made a serious attempt to bring the country together and bring congress together. i really liked the guest he had, the way he interfaced with them, very personal.
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>> reporter: thank you. what did you think of the president's speech. >> i thought was very good, the theme of unity is what the country needs. his vision for the country and how we have to work together to make it all happen and make america great again. >> reporter: what was your favorite part of the speech? >> retired navy, i thought the best part of his speech was he challenged congress to do their job. he wanted them to do their job, wanted them to work together and that was the strongest point. >> reporter: i will go until they give me a wrap. that was a wrap? i am the diner, i go to this all the time, this is unbelievable.
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a fun place to be. >> the purple state of florida. >> reporter: todd will have more from melbourne, florida, stay tuned for that. donald trump and the first lady welcoming 13 special guests at the state of the union address. a world war ii hero, federal prisoner and department of homeland security. >> the president acknowledging all of them for their contributions to our nation. >> private first class joseph riley, staff sergeant irving locker, sergeant herman zajczak, buzz aldrin. [cheers and applause] >> alice, please.
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>> thank you very much, alice, thank you. matthew is the first person to be released from prison under the first step act. deborah, heather madison, please stand. few can understand your pain. thank you, thank you very much. special agent elvin hernandez. [applause] jillian: unbelievable moment, the president aiming to highlight the best of america but many in the media immediately slamming his speech as divisive.
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>> i thought it was a psychotically incoherent speech with cookies and dog poop. >> restrung right-wing stuff. there were moments of whiplash. >> the president at this moment did not mention climate change and even a sentence is frankly a disgrace. >> he represented someone with no attachment to anything he says. >> stacy abrams, a candidate in the state of georgia. >> everything else he said will be overshadowed by the fact he said there cannot be investigations. rob: we are not surprised the media is not crazy about the president. here to weigh in is the founder of turning point usa. what do you think? >> totally overreacting. they could have written response to the speech before he gave the speech, working on the talking point before they knew what he would talk about. what bothers me is van jones who advocated for the president's
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prison reform bill. he was in the white house working for an admirable cause and to instantaneously come with that response shows the entire left cares or about political power than making america better and stronger and the results are indisputable. you saw people in the audience woven into the narrative of how america is a better place, stronger place today before donald trump became president and the media, so focused on trying to destroy this president and happy the president had an uninterrupted time to lay out. >> the right form to bring up investigations. >> i don't mind the way he did it.
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here's the thing. look at his perspective, the president lays out amazing accomplishments for the betterment of the american people, record blow black unemployment and latino unemployment, something the president should talk about even more and what has he met with? he's not met with at least applause from democrat to say they support the community but with contempt and anger from them and silly investigations going after his family, going after his personal life, no accountability for robert mueller. my opinion, i appreciated it. remember what he said before that, reckless or senseless wars which is something democrats oppose and they want to oppose anything donald trump supports which they support ending reckless wars. rob: there is a lot of obstruction.
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38 minutes after the hour donald from touting america's economy, some democrats walking away with a different take. >> families hopes being crushed by republican leadership that ignores real-life or just doesn't understand it. jillian: peter morici says democrats have it wrong and he joins us next. ♪ people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®. in a study with ozempic®, a majority of adults lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than seven and maintained it. oh! under seven? and you may lose weight. in the same one-year study, adults lost on average up to 12 pounds. oh! up to 12 pounds? a two-year study showed that ozempic® does not increase the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack, stroke, or death. oh! no increased risk? ♪ oh, oh, oh, ozempic®! ♪ ozempic® should not be the first medicine for treating diabetes, or for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
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rob: the hottest economy in the world, donald from touting economic success at the state of the union address. >> since the election we launched an unprecedented epidemic boom, companies coming back to our country, we added another 304,000 jobs last month alone, almost double the number expected. the theft of american jobs and wealth has come to a end.
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jillian: the president says this is just the beginning. what can economic success can we expect from this administration if i can speak, former chief economist for us international trade commission peter morici. the president has a lot of good things to tout when it comes to the economy. you can't deny the numbers. we had a really good january but do you see the success continuing? >> some critical decisions ahead the congress has to take seriously. the new nafta, the us-mexico trade agreement that ratified important protections for workers, democrats for decades complained they would like to see that unions aspire to, they should stop criticizing and get behind it. we get trade negotiations with china to a conclusion. how is he going to pay family leave? we will see a payroll tax but i
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would like to see what his plans are. prescription drug coverage, something should be done. his proposal is consistent with proposals i made in the past. there is a lot to work on that could make life better for americans. rob: you see how much it costs for the country that delivered the cost. when you talk about trade deals, what they are working on, it does appear, how do you negotiate with the country that thrives because they cheat and steal? how do you make a deal? >> there are cultural differences was one problem with a socialist economy, heavy hand of government is a premium on corruption. it is easier to get ahead by bribing a government official or by cheating than it is by developing a better mousetrap.
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we have a problem with china, cultural change. we put in place mechanisms that require balance change which is a negotiating point to reduce the trade deficit of $250 billion. there are ways of getting this done. i have known him for 20 or 30 years, a very talented man who understands the nature of the problem. negotiations are always veiled. jillian: stacy abrams had words for the president and her rebuttal last night. >> salary truly equaled economic security. instead families hopes are being crushed by republican leadership that ignores real-life or doesn't understand it.
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the republican taxable rigged the system against working people. jillian: what do you say? >> working people have more money in their pockets than before the republican taxable, take-home pay went up and they won't have to give it back when they file income tax returns, their taxes are lower. that is like saying if you drop an apple it goes up, stacy abrams. show people -- she advocates for. minorities, the handicapped and so forth, democrats advocate for, things are improving, that was not true during the obama years. an opportunity economy, good neighbor, good job is the best social program. jillian: the other plan, to tech successful people into oblivion is what they do in 2020. thank you so much, appreciate your expertise as always.
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jillian: donald from doubling down on the need for border wall while calling out the hypocrisy of the left. >> will be politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards. rob: chip roy and national border patrol council president brandon judd join us live with their topics next. great news, liberty mutual customizes- uh uh - i deliver the news around here. ♪ sources say liberty mutual customizes your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need. over to you, logo. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ whooo! want to take your next vacation to new heights? tripadvisor now lets you book over a hundred thousand tours, attractions, and experiences in destinations around the world! like new york! from bus tours,
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>> simply put, walls work, and walls save lives. let's work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will make america safe.
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jillian: donald trump highlighting the crisis at the border in his state of the union speech. rob: chip roy brought brandon judd as his guest to the address and they join us now, thanks for coming on, the president stuck it to the democrats say you guys voted for barriers in the past, you know they work, cut the nonsense. >> i was delighted to have brandon with me as a representative of the wonderful men and women who protect the border every day, the president was 100% correct in focusing on the need to secure the border. in the rio grande valley last week, my friend dan crenshaw, we have a daily caravan, 430 people across the border each year, we will only apprehend 200,000 because we don't have the resources given to border patrol they need. 90% are captured and released. the cartels have operational
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control of the border, using people as human shields to move across, using little girls to get sold into sex trade and this is what democrats are defending in the name of compassion. the president was 100% right about fences, they work and we need to get busy securing the border and hope the president continues to hold that line. jillian: stacy abrams mentioned the administration putting people in cages yet we know this to be true of the obama administration as well because of photos that came out a couple months ago were from the obama administration. where is this messy getting lost in translation? >> when we are dealing with politics, if we were honest, we will say what happened in the obama administration, putting the unaccompanied minors in detention facilities it was worse than it is today. we have been given a lot more resources than we had in the obama administration.
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our agents themselves were bringing in formula, toys, the administration wasn't providing what we needed to take care of these children so when you look at that if we are honest with ourselves, we are in a better situation than we were under the obama administration unless we play politics. rob: the president pointed out hypocrisy of democrats voting for barriers in the past but also politicians in general living far away from the problems created by this situation. >> no issue better illustrates the divide between america's working-class and political class than illegal immigration. wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls
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and gates and guards. rob: what did you think of that line? >> i loved that line, nothing better illustrates hypocrisy of the left than living in ivory towers wanting to pat themselves on the back for opening borders windows open borders, the 10-year-old or 11-year-old girl i saw friday who came across the border and came from honduras endangering their lives and might get sold into sex trade, 54 people in a stash house in houston having to pay their debts back to the cartel, making $130 million on the backs of human trafficking. it is unconscionable in these democrats want to pat themselves on the back for being compassionate and it is wrong, the president is trying to do what is right for the united states and the migrants. >> i love that he painted a picture for the american public. when he says these will be congressman are living behind
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these walls and gates themselves he painted that picture for the american public to see and again this was going out to everybody, this wasn't just a small segment of people on one network, this was to everybody. he was able to make the case to the vast majority and if you look at the ratings of the state of the union last night, across the board it was received very well because he was able to make the case to everybody. >> 90% of the traffic in the rio grande valley coming through the western sector where we have fewer fences and fewer physical barriers we do have fences, less traffic. rob: the number dropped 90%. a great show last night, appreciate the time. 55 after the hour. we want to know your thoughts on the president's peace. jillian: your comments are pouring in and we will read them next.
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jillian: so we asked if you are more hopeful now for a break in government gridlock after hearing president trump's state of the union address. have you been chiming in all morning. one says hesitant be cooperative. rob: i don't see anything will be changing i was inspired to keep hope/faith god bless america and our president: loved this state of the union speech but the divide is still very
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apparent between democrats and republicans. i have great hope that we can heal and above forward. time will tell. jillian: a lot of people proud of the president and liked what he had to say. rob: half the crowd anyway. jillian: half the crowd. we will see what the rest have to say today. have a good morning. ♪ ♪ how do you like me now ♪ how do you like me now ♪ how do you like me now? steve: live from new york city, this is the state of the union post game show for 2019. how do you like him now? well, the ladies, the freshman class of the democratic party seemed to like the president last night. a lot. they gave him a standing ovation. ainsley: hoovation.ains several. steve: how many women were were in the workforce and how many were elected. brian: all wearing white. i guess 100 years since the

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