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Governor Whitmer Presents Response To President Trump's State Of The Union Address

Feb 5, 2020

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
Credit State of Michigan / michigan.gov

President Trump delivered his latest State of the Union address on Tuesday night, and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was selected to give the Democratic rebuttal.  The governor delivered her response at East Lansing High School, which is attended by her two daughters.


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class voters' worries. Whitmer says Democrats are focusing on making health care more affordable and addressing other concerns. Democrats' decision to pick Whitmer show that they are focusing on the Midwest, where Trump won surprising victories in 2016 that helped carry him to the White House.  It also represents an attempt to appeal to women, who have been alienated by Trump's conservative stances and whom Democrats are trying to win over. 

You can read a transcript of Governor Whitmer's response by clicking here.

Video and transcript of President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union Address. 

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