"Stronger Than Ever Before": Trump Delivers Made-For-TV State of The Union Address It was a highly partisan event. Trump touted his own accomplishments on issues like the economy and paid family leave, lowering the cost of health care, immigration and national security.

It was punctuated by made-for-TV moments, including a surprise appearance by a soldier as his family was recognized for their sacrifice.

Republicans present gave Trump repeated, resounding applause. After the conclusion of the remarks, Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of Trump's speech.

This episode, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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"Stronger Than Ever Before": Trump Delivers Made-For-TV State of The Union Address

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"Stronger Than Ever Before": Trump Delivers Made-For-TV State of The Union Address

"Stronger Than Ever Before": Trump Delivers Made-For-TV State of The Union Address

"Stronger Than Ever Before": Trump Delivers Made-For-TV State of The Union Address

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It was a highly partisan event. Trump touted his own accomplishments on issues like the economy and paid family leave, lowering the cost of health care, immigration and national security.

It was punctuated by made-for-TV moments, including a surprise appearance by a soldier as his family was recognized for their sacrifice.

Republicans present gave Trump repeated, resounding applause. After the conclusion of the remarks, Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of Trump's speech.

This episode, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving.

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