The left doubts Trump will deliver on State of the Union’s unity promise


The State of the Union address didn’t impress many on the left, who saw a president miss an opportunity to unite the country. A roundup of editorials Wednesday takes a look at what President Donald Trump missed in the speech..

Opinions from the left:

1. Trump's Insubstantial State of the Union

From Bloomberg: Trump didn’t take the opportunity to change his playbook. He should have.

2. The State of the Union made Donald Trump look small

From columnist Ezra Klein: Trump has not grown in his role,  and that is a shame.

3. State of the Union: It's up to Trump to deliver on unity

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: His ability to govern, not Tuesday's speech, will define his presidency. 


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