Democrats waste no time in picking at the cracks in Trump’s speech
The president’s Democratic rivals say the state of the union address lacked substance and did nothing to unite the country
Washington — Democrats vying to challenge US President Donald Trump in the 2020 election moved quickly to attack his state of the union address on Tuesday night, saying it lacked substance and did nothing to unite the country. About 10 Democrats have already launched campaigns to challenge Trump, and a dozen more could enter the race for their party’s nomination. US senator Cory Booker, who announced his own bid last Friday, said Trump’s call for unity on Tuesday was hollow. “It takes more than a nod to unity at the top of a speech to bring our country together. Our president has spent the last 2 years trying to drive us apart,” he wrote on Twitter. “Actions speak louder than words.”
Stacey Abrams, who fell just short in her bid last year to become the first African-American and first woman governor of Georgia, delivered the official Democratic response to Trump’s speech. But many of the party’s presidential hopefuls chimed in afterward with their own critiques. “He wasn’t mov...