Demonstrators Protest State of the Union Address  ... back >
Jan. 30, 2018 - President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address, calling for unity.  Trump declared, "Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people."  He stated, "This, in fact, is our new American moment.  There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream."  Trump's speech, at one hour and 20 minutes, was the third longest since 1966 according to the American Presidency Project at UC Santa Barbara (>).
Security was tight around the Capitol.  (Above, officers in riot gear prior to the speech).  Despite temperatures below freezing, one hundred or so protesters gathered before the speech, some at the intersection of Third St., NW and Constitution Ave. and others at Third St, N.W and Independence Ave..

This man came all the way from Tennessee to show his support for Trump.  However, protesters accused him of being a racist and police had to step in to calm the situation.
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