CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
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(Washington: Wolf Blizter, Jake Tapper; White House: Jim Acosta; Washington: Dana Bash) The recent role of Vice President-elect Mike Pence in confirming Education Secretary Betsy DeVos discussed; scenes shown of Pence with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, other senators entering the hall, the five Supreme Court justices in attendance, the Democratic women wearing symbolic white.
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's panel about the importance of the Trump speech tonight discussed. [John KING, Democrats Nia-Malika HENDERSON, David AXELROD; Gloria BORGER, Van JONES, former senator Rick SANTORUM, Jennifer GRANHOLM, Trump supporter Jeffrey LORD - offer views on the somber moment tonight & what Trump needs to explain, a chance to reset, the likely audience reaction, the fear in immigrant communities, how Trump ran as a jobs president, whether he will freelance in the speech, Trump's need for outreach & to cut deals, how this will be a conventional speech.]
(Washington: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta; Washington: Wolf Blitzer, Manu Raju, Dana Bash) The questions about Trump's language in the speech using the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" discussed; scenes shown of people coming into the Congressional hall, including the Supreme Court justices, First Lady Melania Trump & members of the cabinet, the president; details given of the tradition of having a "Skutnick" or two in attendance with invited guests named.
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