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Trump / Congress Address #1107467

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
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(Washington: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The background to President Trump's speech tonight before Congress & his wish for a compromise on an immigration bill with a path to citizenship for "dreamers" featured; scenes shown of Trump signing papers. [On Fox, TRUMP - gives himself an "A" for the job & "C" for messaging; believes President Obama is behind the town hall protests.] What Representative Nancy Pelosi is saying about how Democrats should act tonight discussed.

(Washington: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) Trump's grand plans, the Republican position & his promises on the military infrastructure & tax cuts without cutting Social Security or Medicare examined. [Representative Charlie DENT†- lists the three areas {tax, health care, infrastructure} Trump has to cover tonight.] [Senators Mike ENZI†, James LANKFORD†, Bob CORKER - express concern about paying for it & the process.] [Senator Rand PAUL†- opposes one Obamacare repeal plan.] [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN - predicts we will be unified.] Senator Mitch McConnell's opposition to deep cuts to the State Department in the budget discussed.

(Washington: David Muir) ABC News coverage of the address tonight noted.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Bruce, Mary

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