TITUS STATEMENT ON STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

Jan 30, 2018
Press Release

January 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

“President Trump’s speech was filled with bluster, hypocrisy, and hyperbole.

“Just as he inherited a business from his father and touted it as his own, the President received a strong economy from President Obama and takes credit without offering any acknowledgement. In the past year, the economic numbers that President Trump once attacked on the campaign trail have become the gospel according to the White House. But in reality, the trade deficit has increased and the economy created fewer jobs in 2017 than it has in each of the past six years. Furthermore the stock market has been increasing since 2009. 

“Since taking office, President Trump has demonstrated the ease with which a nation can isolate itself, provoke its enemies, and frighten its allies with rhetoric and carelessness. Tonight, he did the same, casually celebrating the end of regulations that protect our workforce, environment, health care, and civil rights.

“He proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan with no details on how to pay for it. He called for rolling back the clock with a dangerous nuclear arms race; he conflated DREAMers with gang members; and he ignored issues of Russian and Chinese encroachment in our traditional spheres of influence. 

“In short, Trump said nothing new, and did little to reach across the aisle. The chanting at the end of the speech seemed more appropriate for a political rally than a State of the Union address.”