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What Can We Expect to Hear From President Trump's First State of the Union Address?

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    Trump to Give First State of Union Address Tuesday

    Ahead of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address, many are speculating on what the president's message will be.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 29, 2018)

    President Trump is expected to lay out his plan for a “safe, strong and proud America” and take credit for a booming economy in his first State of the Union Address Tuesday night.

    But his democratic opponents say Trump’s vision is shortsighted and leaves millions of Americans behind.

    What does Congressman Michael Capuano expect to hear from Donald Trump‘s State of the Union address?

    "Ummm. With this president you really shouldn’t have expectations," he says.

    President Trump to Give His First State of The Union Address Tuesday

    [NECN] President Trump to Give His First State of The Union Address Tuesday

    President Trump is expected to promote his $25 billion trust fund for a border wall and new limits on illegal immigration. The kind of policies Democrats say have earned Trump historically low approval ratings.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 29, 2018)

    Capuano does not agree with much of the Trump agenda and he has been outraged by the President’s rhetoric and behavior.

    Did he ever consider boycotting?

    "I certainly thought about it with the last round of comments he made that were very divisive and very hurtful."

    But Capuano will be there, hoping that Trump keeps the focus on issues the country can rally around: a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants, including the dreamers, and a $1 trillion-plus infrastructure proposal.

    "I’m willing to work with this president, but I don’t trust him at all," says Congressman James McGovern, who does not support the president’s agenda.

    McGovern is even more concerned about the overall message Trump has been sending to US citizens for months.

    "I get it, I mean, he’s trying to appeal to a narrow, xenophobic, bigoted, racist element in this country, but quite frankly, that doesn’t represent the values that my constituents have."

    President Trump is expected to promote his $25 billion trust fund for a border wall and new limits on illegal immigration, the kind of policies Democrats say have earned Trump historically low approval ratings.

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