2018 State of the Union round table: Cleveland politicians offer real-time analysis

2018 State of the Union round table: Cleveland politicians offer real-time analysis
Cuyahoga County Councilman Jack Schron (Source: Cuyahoga County)
Cuyahoga County Councilman Jack Schron (Source: Cuyahoga County)
Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown (Source: Cuyahoga County)
Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Shontel Brown (Source: Cuyahoga County)
Cleveland State Professor Ed Horowitz, Ph.D. (Source: CSU)
Cleveland State Professor Ed Horowitz, Ph.D. (Source: CSU)

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - President Donald Trump delivered his first official State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Tuesday night.

His speech began just after 9 p.m. before a joint session of Congress.

Cleveland 19 News featured pre- and post-address coverage of the speech with round table speakers that included:

During the sppech, Trump promoted economic progress under his leadership and legislative accomplishments, like the GOP tax overhaul he signed into law in December.

The president highlighted the need for an immigration solution.

He also made a renewed push toward a $1 trillion infrastructure deal, boosting military funding and repealing the Affordable Care Act.

First Lady Melania Trump, who opted to not attend the Davos World Economic Forum, was present for tonight's address.

The White House listed other issues the president discussed, including trade, national security and America's ongoing war on terror.

And, according to White House excerpts -- reported by Politico -- Trump hopes to bridge political divides by saying "Tonight, I want to talk about what kind of future we are going to have, and what kind of nation we are going to be. All of us, together, as one team, one people, and one American family...So tonight I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens, of every background, color, and creed."

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