State of the Union 2019: Pelosi invites trans soldiers to Trump's address – live
- Trump to give speech to hostile audience in House
- President aims for reboot and calls for American unity
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•The White House promised this morning that Donald Trump’s State of the Union address will focus on unity. The president is set to deliver a message of optimism and ‘comity’, aides said, in his speech to the House.
•But Trump almost immediately undermined that promise, as he picked a fight with Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and criticized the media. Trump said Schumer: “[Is] upset that he didn’t win the Senate, after spending a fortune, like he thought he would. Too bad we weren’t given more credit for the Senate win by the media!
Donald Trump’s four visits to Mar-a-Lago in early 2017 cost the taxpayer $13.6m, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.
Between February 3 and March 5 2017 Trump spent all but one weekend at the Florida resort, a total of 15 days, at an average cost of nearly $1m a day.