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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at WVU chapter.

President Trump gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. His speech rallied both parties and informed the nation that things are indeed progressing. It was a great night for women and Trump made sure to highlight that. He addressed the wall, he addressed Medicare and even honored a few guests visiting the capitol. Immigration and the economy stole the show once again, with Trump stressing everything he has accomplished. Trump delivered one of the most bipartisan speeches we have ever seen from him. The chamber was booming with “USA” chants and standing applause from both sides of the spectrum. If you missed it, here is a rundown of the 2019 State of the Union Address.


1. Let’s hear it for the girls!

Ladies, ladies, ladies! Women are killing it in politics and Trump has taken note of it. Both parties were invited to wear white in solidarity of women’s suffrage and it overpowered the floor. Trump got a standing ovation after mentioning, exactly one century after women won the right to vote, there are more females in Congress than ever before. Women on record of resenting Trump stood together and cheered. It broke out into chants of “USA, USA” that sent shockwaves through the house floor. This is the year of the women.

2. Trump was surprisingly very bipartisan.

Trump was graceful and informative in his address. He encouraged both parties to work together to solve the issues our country is facing. Both parties agree that Trump’s economy is booming, he is working with Congress on bills involving issues such as infrastructure and lower pharmaceutical prices. Although Trump has a reputation for delivering conservative-driven speeches. He made it clear that he is willing to work with both parties on different issues. He made a few jabs at the democratic party for things such as border security, immigration and abortion but for the most part, was neutral and professional.

3. National emergency is inevitable.

Trump made it clear that if Congress does not reach a deal for funding for the wall, he will not hesitate to declare a state of emergency. We all knew this. He is concerned about the safety of Americans and safety for our jobs. He invited three guests to the address to prove his point. Gerald and Sharon David of Reno, Nevada, were tragically murdered in their home in Nevada by an illegal immigrant in January 2019. Trump invited three generations of the family affected by this, David’s daughter Debra, his granddaughter Heather and great-granddaughter Madison.

A story that tugged on the heartstrings of all Americans.

4. Trump is over the investigations

“If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way,” said Trump in hopes to use a bipartisan narrative to sweep his investigations under the rug. Basically, everything involving the Mueller investigation is remaining unaddressed by Trump. He is saying, if you want me to do my job, stop investigating me. Which is concerning, to say the least.

Basically, all you need to know from Trump’s second State of the Union address is women rock, Trump is trying his best for constructive bipartisanship and one way or another the wall will be built. The address did not lack excitement or intrigue but most of the topics discussed was everything we already knew.

Her Campus at West Virginia University