LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada's elected officials and party leaders are responding to President Trump's State of the Union address.
This list will be updated as responses are given.
In response to the State of the Union address given by President Trump this evening, Congressman Steven Horsford released the following statement:“Tonight, President Trump claimed that our country is thriving and that the economy is booming. That simply is not true for millions of Americans. More than 55 million Americans are currently working full-time year-round with an average income of $18,000 per year—barely enough to pay their rent, put gas in their car, pay their utility bills, and feed their families. Millions of Americans are barely making enough to survive. It is not enough for the President to claim that unemployment is down—we must keep asking ourselves: What kind of jobs are we generating and do they pay enough to live on? This year, I will work with my colleagues across the aisle to bring transformative change to the economic prospects of this country, starting with an infrastructure package that addresses our country’s 21st century needs and creating job training and education programs to skill up our workforce and create good-paying opportunities for all. The President also claimed that he is working to put patients first—to that claim, I encourage him to prove it and commit to lowering prescription drug costs and withdraw his administration’s numerous attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The House has already passed H.R. 3, the Elijah Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The President must encourage the Senate to do the same.”
“President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address laid out exactly what is at stake in November. A record number of conservative judges have been approved to our courts, two new trade deals have put American interests first, our economy is roaring, and our world is safer. Nevada is better off today than it was four years ago, and the vision the President laid out tonight will take us to unimaginable heights.”
President Trump said he's protecting people with pre-existing conditions, yet he's in court trying to take those protections away. He said he's ending our wars in the Middle East, yet he's escalating them. Trump doesn't even tell the truth when he's reading a script.
“Instead of using the State of the Union as an opportunity to unite the country and bring people together, President Trump delivered more broken promises and lies. In the days and weeks before tonight’s address, President Trump announced plans to rip health care away from millions of Americans, expand his discriminatory Muslim ban, and threaten seniors’ hard-fought Social Security benefits. While the President touted economic growth under his Administration, too many Nevadans are still struggling to make ends meet. He has failed to keep his word to working families; he has actively pursued policies that would hurt them. President Trump has also sought to pay for his deficit-exploding tax giveaway to the rich and his ‘virtually impenetrable’ yet windblown border wall on the backs of hardworking Americans. The American people can see past President Trump’s empty words.”