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Trump's Wild State Of The Union Underscores Capitol Hill's Deep Divisions

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After a wild and volatile State of the Union from Trump, Robert Costa shares his latest reporting on the divisions on Capitol Hill. Aired on 02/4/20.


House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended her decision to rip up President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union address.

In an interview with CNN Pelosi also said that the Senate's acquittal of Trump on impeachment charges did not mean he was "vindicated."
US President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, on the eve of his likely impeachment acquittal and in the aftermath of the chaotic first votes of the Iowa caucus to replace him.

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports live from Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on the main takeaways of that speech.
Derrick Plummer is a Democratic strategist and joins us live from Washington, DC for his reaction to Trump's speech.
During his 2020 State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Trump touched on a wide variety of issues, from the economy and health care to immigration and the military.

Trump also took the opportunity to highlight what he considers his biggest accomplishments so far, including overseeing a period of economic growth, the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and more, giving his address the air of a campaign rally — especially as this year's campaign season is just getting underway.

But over the course of his speech, President Trump made several claims that were exaggerated or factually incorrect. Here are the facts you need to know about Trump's claims.
President Trump gave his 2020 State of the Union address on Feb. 4, the final of his first term. Although much has changed since the president's last State of the Union (like his impeachment), parts of his speech were familiar. Once again, it was full of dubious claims. The Fact Checker reviews some of his most-repeated false claims.

Though he is expected to be acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial, his speech comes after a contentious battle between Democrats and Republicans in both chambers. The theme of Trump's speech was "the Great American Comeback." It is the second time a president has delivered the address in the midst of an impeachment trial, the first was Bill Clinton's State of the Union in 1999.

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>>> COMING UP ON 20 MINUTES
>>> COMING UP ON 20 MINUTES AFTER THE HOUR.
AFTER THE HOUR. GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN FROM OUR
GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN FROM OUR NBC NEWS HEADQUARTERS HERE IN
NBC NEWS HEADQUARTERS HERE IN NEW YORK.
NEW YORK. AS WE SAID, DAY 1,111 OF THIS
AS WE SAID, DAY 1,111 OF THIS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. WHAT A DAY IT WAS.
WHAT A DAY IT WAS. IT LEAVES US WITH 273 DAYS TO
IT LEAVES US WITH 273 DAYS TO GO, ALAS, UNTIL THE 2020
GO, ALAS, UNTIL THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. DONALD TRUMP DELIVERED HIS THIRD
DONALD TRUMP DELIVERED HIS THIRD STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS ON
STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS ON THE EVE OF A SENATE VOTE TO
THE EVE OF A SENATE VOTE TO REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE OR ACQUIT
REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE OR ACQUIT HIM OF THE CHARGES.
HIM OF THE CHARGES. IT WAS A BIZARRE NIGHT.
IT WAS A BIZARRE NIGHT. IT STARTED WITH WHAT CAN ONLY BE
IT STARTED WITH WHAT CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS A SNUB TO THE
DESCRIBED AS A SNUB TO THE SPEAKER, FAILING TO SHAKE NANCY
SPEAKER, FAILING TO SHAKE NANCY PELOSI’S HAND WHEN SHE -- WHEN
PELOSI’S HAND WHEN SHE -- WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE PODIUM.
HE ARRIVED AT THE PODIUM. THEN THERE WAS THIS AFTER THE
THEN THERE WAS THIS AFTER THE SPEECH.
SPEECH. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> THEN THERE WAS THE SPEECH AND
>> THEN THERE WAS THE SPEECH AND EVERYTHING THAT TRANSPIRED,
EVERYTHING THAT TRANSPIRED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE AWARDING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL
AWARDING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO RUSH
MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO RUSH LIMBAUGH BY THE FIRST LADY IN
LIMBAUGH BY THE FIRST LADY IN THE GALLERY DURING THE SPEECH.
THE GALLERY DURING THE SPEECH. HERE FOR OUR DISCUSSION ON A
HERE FOR OUR DISCUSSION ON A BOISTEROUS TUESDAY NIGHT,
BOISTEROUS TUESDAY NIGHT, STEPHANIE RUHLE, OUR NBC NEWS
STEPHANIE RUHLE, OUR NBC NEWS SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT,
SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT, THE HOST OF HER OWN PROGRAM ON
THE HOST OF HER OWN PROGRAM ON THIS VERY NETWORK.
THIS VERY NETWORK. MICHAEL STEELE, FORMER CHAIRMAN
MICHAEL STEELE, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL
OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, FORMER LIEUTENANT
COMMITTEE, FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF THE GREAT STATE OF
GOVERNOR OF THE GREAT STATE OF MARYLAND.
MARYLAND. HE IS THE HOST OF THE PODCAST
HE IS THE HOST OF THE PODCAST THAT BEARS HIS NAME.
THAT BEARS HIS NAME. DORIS KERNS GOODWIN,
DORIS KERNS GOODWIN, PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN AND
PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR.
AUTHOR. SHE HAS WRITTEN BESTSELLERS
SHE HAS WRITTEN BESTSELLERS ABOUT BOTH ROOSEVELTS, KENNEDYS,
ABOUT BOTH ROOSEVELTS, KENNEDYS, LINCOLN TO NAME A FEW.
LINCOLN TO NAME A FEW. HER LATEST WORK IS APPROPRIATELY
HER LATEST WORK IS APPROPRIATELY TITLED "LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT
TITLED "LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES."
TIMES." EUGENE ROBINSON, PULITZER
EUGENE ROBINSON, PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING COLUMNIST FOR "THE
PRIZE-WINNING COLUMNIST FOR "THE WASHINGTON POST."
WASHINGTON POST." AND AMONG OUR POLITICAL ANALYSTS
AND AMONG OUR POLITICAL ANALYSTS AND IN WASHINGTON, ROBERT COSTA,
AND IN WASHINGTON, ROBERT COSTA, NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER FOR
NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER FOR "THE WASHINGTON POST," MODERATOR
"THE WASHINGTON POST," MODERATOR OF "WASHINGTON WEEK" ON PBS.
OF "WASHINGTON WEEK" ON PBS. ROBERT, I’D LIKE TO BEGIN WITH
ROBERT, I’D LIKE TO BEGIN WITH YOU BECAUSE I CAN’T HELP BUT
YOU BECAUSE I CAN’T HELP BUT NOTICE THE LOCATION OF TONIGHT’S
NOTICE THE LOCATION OF TONIGHT’S EVENT OVER YOUR SHOULDER.
EVENT OVER YOUR SHOULDER. THE REACTION TO WHAT WAS A
THE REACTION TO WHAT WAS A BIZARRE NIGHT TO WATCH.
BIZARRE NIGHT TO WATCH. >> Reporter: FIRST REPUBLICANS
>> Reporter: FIRST REPUBLICANS TALKING TO WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS
TALKING TO WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS TONIGHT, SENATORS AND
TONIGHT, SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN, IT’S CLEAR THEY
CONGRESSMEN, IT’S CLEAR THEY BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT’S REMARKS WERE THE FORMAL KICKOFF OF THIS
WERE THE FORMAL KICKOFF OF THIS PHASE OF THE 2020 ELECTION, AN
PHASE OF THE 2020 ELECTION, AN ECONOMIC MESSAGE TO THE SUBURBAN
ECONOMIC MESSAGE TO THE SUBURBAN VOTERS IN THE COUNTRY, AND THEN
VOTERS IN THE COUNTRY, AND THEN THE PIVOT TOWARD THE HARDLINE
THE PIVOT TOWARD THE HARDLINE MESSAGE ON IMMIGRATION, THE
MESSAGE ON IMMIGRATION, THE AWARDING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL
AWARDING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO RUSH
MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO RUSH LIMBAUGH, SPEAKING TO VOTERS OUT
LIMBAUGH, SPEAKING TO VOTERS OUT IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE
IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY IN SWING STATE
COUNTRY IN SWING STATE BATTLEGROUNDS AS THE PRESIDENT
BATTLEGROUNDS AS THE PRESIDENT LOOKS TO CONTAIN HIS COALITION
LOOKS TO CONTAIN HIS COALITION FOR 2020.
FOR 2020. FOR DEMOCRATS, THEY SEE
FOR DEMOCRATS, THEY SEE CHALLENGES HERE.
CHALLENGES HERE. THE PRESIDENT IS BOOSTED BY
THE PRESIDENT IS BOOSTED BY APPROVAL RATINGS.
APPROVAL RATINGS. HE IS GOING TO LIKELY BE
HE IS GOING TO LIKELY BE ACQUITTED IN THE SENATE
ACQUITTED IN THE SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL.
IMPEACHMENT TRIAL. BUT LOOK BEYOND ALL THE COLOR
BUT LOOK BEYOND ALL THE COLOR TONIGHT.
TONIGHT. YOU SAW EARLIER TODAY SPEAKER
YOU SAW EARLIER TODAY SPEAKER PELOSI, HER EMPHASIS IN HER NEWS
PELOSI, HER EMPHASIS IN HER NEWS CONFERENCE, HEALTH CARE, HEALTH
CONFERENCE, HEALTH CARE, HEALTH CARE, HEALTH CARE.
CARE, HEALTH CARE. YOU SAW THAT IN THE GOVERNOR’S
YOU SAW THAT IN THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECH IN THE DEMOCRATIC
SPEECH IN THE DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE.
RESPONSE. THAT, THE DEMOCRATS SEE, AS THE

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