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Local Reaction to State of the Union

Trump's State of the Union Address was one of the longest the country has seen in the past 50 years. We talked to locals about the message.

Posted: Jan 30, 2018 11:11 PM
Updated: Jan 30, 2018 11:19 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.-- We tried to get in contact with the heads of both parties in Jackson County, but we were told there were no organized watch parties.

We were able to get some local reaction.

This Medford man watched the address at a local sports bar and says he approves of the President's first State of the Union.

Gary Middendorff says, "You know not just one thing, pretty much everything he said was positive. One of the main reasons I like watching this is watching all the Democrats faces while he gets a standing ovation and they're just sitting there.

We spoke with Medford City Councilman Kevin Stine who had a much different reaction to the one-hour and twenty-minute-long address.

He thinks many important points were missed.

Kevin Stine says, "I think what we saw was a very divisive president give a very divisive speech, he has a 35% approval rating, instead of uniting the country, he spoke to that 35%. The biggest thing that wasn't said, when he didn't talk about white supremacists in this country marching in the streets in his name, that is something he has failed to address every time."

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