Guam Democrats react to State of the Union speech

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rips up her copy of President Trump's State of the Union speech. (ABC News photo)

The Democratic Party of Guam has issued a statement following President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address, saying millions of Americans are working harder for less.

“We appreciate President Trump’s vision of an expanding economy that leaves no one behind. But in places he doesn’t go, parts of this country he has yet to visit, millions of Americans are working harder and harder for less and less—often held back by unfair policies at a federal level. While we know that these inequities are the fault of no single President or Party, Americans in the territories deserve equal treatment under the law—in Medicaid, social security, and commerce,” the Democratic Party of Guam statement said.

“We look forward to working with leaders from both parties to resolve longstanding issues. Our success with a local war claims initiative would not have been possible without bipartisan support and we know we can do even more together,” the statement added.

On the eve of what has been called “certain acquittal” in the Senate impeachment trial against him, President Trump stood before the nation to deliver his third State of the Union Address.

It was an emotional State of the Union address as some chanted “four more years” while others scoffed, making the division between the Republican and Democratic parties evident. Trump is the first president to be impeached and to come back as a presidential candidate. His State of the Union address, according to ABC News, “also provided the newly emboldened Trump the ultimate platform to steal the spotlight and project an air of victory directly to the American people.”

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“We look at tomorrow and see unlimited frontiers just waiting to be explored. Our brightest discoveries are not yet known, our most thrilling stories are not yet told, our grandest journeys are not yet made. The American age, the American adventure has only just begun. Our spirit is still young, the sun is still rising, God’s grace is still shining and my fellow Americans, the best is yet to come,” the President said.

While Trump touted his accomplishments and his plans for the future, not everyone in the House was pleased. As soon as the president finished his speech, Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up her copy of the State of the Union address. Pelosi told media she did it, “Because it was a courteous thing to do considering the alternative,” she said. “It was such a dirty speech.”

Meanwhile, the White House responded on Twitter, writing that Pelosi tearing up the pages was “her legacy.”

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