Conservatives find good messages in president's speech but see many battles ahead
Mar 06 2017 by Cristina Jennings
But because the Mexican government has refused to pay for it, the White House will need $10-$15 billion in emergency supplement funding to cover the cost, which again provides Senate Democrats with leverage to negotiate for concessions on behalf of their agenda.
President Donald Trump will speak before a joint session of Congress Tuesday, where he is expected to lay out his vision for the coming four years. But how much Trump is willing to bend on the legalization issue and whether reform will hurt him politically among the anti-immigration lobby is still unknown.
The administration recently gave the insurers one of their biggest requests and proposed a rule that would tighten eligibility verification for subsidized plans and allow them to seek unpaid premiums. During the standing ovation, Owens looked up at the ceiling as she sat crying next to Ivanka Trump, the President's daughter.
Trump brought Republicans and Democrats together by strongly criticizing recent threats against Jewish community centers and condemning the seemingly racially-motivated killing of an Indian immigrant. When you're a candidate, there's no need to worry about pesky minutiae like being responsible for American lives, figuring out health care-which "nobody" knew was complicated-or explaining the alarming rate at which taxpayer money has been put towards Trump's weekly sojourns to Mar-a-Lago. He was also unimpressed by the president's inclusive language.
It is not coincidental that it was on March 4, the day that Trump supporters around the country organized rallies and demonstrations in order to "March 4 Trump", that the President radically upset the Regime's narrative plot. Polls conducted immediately after the speech showed a clear majority of Americans approved of the softer approach.
Trump's speech won praise for being "presidential", but only from those grading him on an absurdly generous curve. Still, his White House is struggling to fend off a controversy about alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.
Mr. Trump seemed to waffle during the election campaign, too.
The president called on Congress to repeal and replace the trillion dollar Obamacare health law.
In this February 24, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md.
Family members of people killed by undocumented aliens will be the guests of the president, and will sit with first lady Melania Trump during the speech. Despite the deep ideological divide between parties, Trump was able to preach his policies to an audience dedicated to a positive future for all Americans. Former deputy mayor of New York City Alair Townsend summed Trump up brilliantly when he said, "I wouldn't believe Donald Trump if his tongue were notarized". And for voters who thought the president couldn't possibly ditch his rally talk in favor of a honest, polished address, well, that bar has been cleared.
But the only predictable characteristic of Trump is that he rarely takes the conventional path - so it is hard to predict how he will approach Tuesday's speech.
California lawmakers on Monday demanded information from the Trump administration on arrests and raids in the most populous U.S. state, citing reports that immigration agents had gone to churches, schools and courthouses to find illegal immigrants.
The White House is framing Tuesday's address as an optimistic speech.
"The time for small thinking is over, the time for trivial fights is behind us", Trump said. "But Stephen Miller, the same aide, has been tasked to produce this speech just like he did with the inauguration", said Kall.
"I thought there were a number of topics", Stephens added.
Yes, that's right, Steve Beshear hasn't been in public office since 2015-yet he was charged with making the Democrats' big case against Trump.