Trump signaled that he will not back off his hard-line immigration policies that have polarized the country.
This time, the dissonance between Trump's words and the political reality was more jarring than ever.
A newfound spirit of cooperation, however, seemed elusive as the president and Democrats spent the hours before the address exchanging political fire, making clear that ritualistic calls for across-the-aisle cooperation were unlikely to transform an environment that has turned increasingly toxic.
The most dramatic break from decorum was when Congress sang happy birthday to one of Trump's guests.
A Gallup Monday reported that a survey that ended on January 27 found that 60 percent of voters oppose a wall, up from 57 percent in June.
"Nothing has changed after tonight's delivery by Trump because both sides are simply too dug in to allow any sort of major compromise legislation to occur", Bonjean said. Encouraged by her ability to push Republican-run Georgia toward battleground status, Schumer is trying to persuade Abrams to run for a Republican-held Senate seat in 2020 - two years after she won more votes than any Democrat in Georgia history, including presidential candidates.
"It's really quite a sad thing when you know that we'll be talking about something that applies to the health and life - health and ability to have other children of women", she said when asked by The Daily Caller. "It just doesn't work that way".
On Tuesday, Trump offered nods to unity and bipartisanship, with rhetoric about America's place as the world's leading capitalist democracy.
Abortion is an issue that excites many conservatives - especially white, self-described evangelicals - and in Tuesday's speech, Trump appealed to that demographic with sharp criticism of new, controversial abortion measures in Virginia and NY.
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"To many people this speech will be remembered for his continued obsession with the wall, the demonization of immigrants, and his freaky attack on congressional investigations".
The five top issues include a safe and legal immigration system, protecting American workers by fixing broken trade deals, rebuilding American via infrastructure projects and protecting America's national security.
"After a tough couple of weeks, this was the reset that Trump needed", Conant said.
"So even as I am very disappointed by the President's approach to our problems, I still don't want him to fail".
A CBS News survey found that 76 percent of Americans who watched the speech gave Trump a thumbs up, while 24 percent disapproved.
A video of Vladimir Putin, allegedly translated into English, showed the Russian president congratulating Trump.
Whether Tiffany meant to make a rebellious style statement or not, Donald Trump's daughter definitely caused a buzz with her recycled monochrome outfit, which was also once worn by Ivanka Trump in 2018.
Abrams did not broach the multiple investigations dogging Trump, inquiries the president called "ridiculous partisan exercises".