Trump urges bipartisan cooperation after year of bitter feuds

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged bitterly divided Republicans and Democrats to work toward compromises on immigration and infrastructure after a bruising year of partisan battles that centered on Trump's leadership.

"Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve," Trump said in his first State of the Union address, delivered in the chamber of the House of Representatives.

Trump used the speech, given annually by presidents to Congress, to try to overcome doubts about his presidency at a time when he is battling a probe into his campaign's alleged ties with Russia and suffering low job approval ratings. The speech was short on details of his policy proposals.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Parents of Otto Warmbier, Fred and Cindy Warmbier are acknowledged during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas, parents of children who were murdered by MS-13 watch as U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Preston Sharp (C) waves as he attends the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) (C) gives the thumbs up during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho raises his crutches as he is recognized by US President Donald Trump during the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Robert Mickens, Elizabeth Alvarado, Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas, parents of children who were murdered by MS-13 are acknowledged as US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: First lady Melania Trump claps for Police officer Ryan Holets and his wife during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Parents of Otto Warmbier, Fred and Cindy Warmbier are acknowledged during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: RObert Mickens, Elizabeth Alvarado, Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas, parents of children who were murdered by MS-13 are acknowledged as U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) points during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
(L-R) Robert Mickens, Elizabeth Alvarado, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas are recognized during the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: First lady Melania Trump claps for Police officer Ryan Holets and his wife during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho raises his crutches as US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: First lady Melania Trump claps for Police officer Ryan Holets and his wife during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) applauds as Police Officer Ryan Holets (C) his wife, Rebecca, and adopted daughter, Hope, are recognized during the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Fred and Cindy Warmbier are recognized during the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: First lady Melania Trump looks on as Police officer Ryan Holets and his wife are acknowledged during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) applauds as Police Officer Ryan Holets (C) his wife, Rebecca, and adopted daughter, Hope, are recognized during the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Fred and Cindy Warmbier are recognized during the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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While Trump called for bipartisanship, evidence of the deep divide between the parties was clear. Republican lawmakers cheered wildly at the president's applause lines, while Democrats often sat in their seats silently.

Whether Trump would follow through on his appeal for bipartisan harmony was far from clear. Trump’s past attempts at a unifying message have been undermined by rancorous tweets and divisive statements that have angered Democrats and frequently annoyed lawmakers in his own Republican Party.

The unity plea will first be put to the test in his drive for a compromise on protecting 1.8 million "Dreamers" - people brought illegally to the country as children - who face a March 5 deadline on whether they can begin to be deported.

Trump said he was "extending an open hand" for an immigration deal and that he would provide Dreamers a pathway to citizenship over 10 to 12 years in exchange for funding for a border wall with Mexico and restrictions on legal immigration.

Trump called his plan a "down-the-middle compromise," but some Democrats booed when he said he wanted to rein in "chain migration," the ability of legal immigrants to bring a wide-ranging number of family members into the country.

"Let's come together, set politics aside and finally get the job done," Trump said.

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**Click through the slides to see how politicians, celebrities and well-known figures reacted to President Trump's first State of the Union address.**

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Tonight, @realDonaldTrump presented a self-congratulatory speech w/o vision. He promised unity, but sowed division.… https://t.co/MJSAkxnOZh
Nailed it!!! #sotu #sotu2018
I don’t understand how a president of the United States give a State of the Union speech and not mention climate change. #BernieResponds
Congratulations. Everyone who watched this entire speech is now the same age as me. Best of luck.
After a long and divisive year, many Americans were yearning for the President to present a unifying vision for the… https://t.co/pYihl52jca
Dreamers should not be used as a bargaining chip or held hostage in exchange for anti-immigrant policies. #SOTU
Congress should also pass commonsense, bipartisan legislation to reduce the cost of health care instead of sabotagi… https://t.co/NU7ANmk94Q
I work in the coal industry. Very little has changed.
Trump’s immigration policies are tearing families apart. Not helping families. #Dreamers deserve to know they are safe. #SOTU
We will not build a 21st century immigration system by building a 15th century wall. We need comprehensive immigration reform. #SOTU
Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration at the #SOTU is nothing more than code words for a bigoted and hateful hard-line immigration policy.
People should be able to bring their parents. Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and grandchildren were never el… https://t.co/q1zWzrNo67
When Trump says he wants to end "chain migration" he is really attacking Latino families. He is against "family reu… https://t.co/wds94ekJXs
"Chain Migration" is a term steeped in fear and hatred. We will not demonize families that are simply trying to be… https://t.co/SfS0bfcNzn
Opioids now. Paying close attention. I’ll be lending a hand to the White House on this front. #opioidcris… https://t.co/dSlMgnkR76
These ridiculous Republicans are mocking us by screaming loudest by Trump’s “black unemployment” line. #SOTU
I wrote a Facebook post about a decision I made 10 years ago, what’s changed, & on an issue you didn’t hear a singl… https://t.co/g26PP5U8qJ
Summary: The most dangerous part of the speech was the glorification of militarism and our aggressive foreign polic… https://t.co/ttQ8uejelF
Truly sad. Some Democrats won’t even stand to acknowledge the symbolism of our amazing @uscapitol #sotu #SOTU2018
Keeping open gitmo gets a big applause? That rooms seems out of touch with so much of the world i talk to.
Many of our members attended the #SOTU to stare racism in the face. Both those who attended & those who didn't wore… https://t.co/qPVhK1izfj
Somehow, Trump will claim that there were more people in the room for his State of the Union than Obama's.
.@tedcruz: "It was stunning to watch Washington Democrats sit there stone-faced and refuse to applaud more jobs, hi… https://t.co/thhYHpH5hb
Is he for real? “His family followed” @realDonaldTrump tells story of North Korean refugee in same speech where he… https://t.co/7qlPK14KsT
There’s evil genius in rebranding “family reunification” to the dehumanizing, infestation-sounding “chain migration… https://t.co/v6SwKGQJfr
I’ll give him this when he’s bored and sleepy he’s very soothing. Right this second if he just pivoted to Goodnight… https://t.co/BwnRl34aNm
Puerto Rico thanks you for the paper towels.
PS not all immigrants are in murderous gangs, one did my hair color today - I don’t really need to say this, right? #SOTU
#SOTU “America filled the world with art and music....” and then ended nearly every art and music program in public schools in the USA.
Is it Over?
.@POTUS said it right—the state of our union is strong. He laid out a clear agenda tonight with an open hand toward… https://t.co/PkkEkcF4Gg
The “legend from Louisiana” – that’s a new one. Thank you Mr. President! https://t.co/YVp7dcsPlD
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Trump took credit for U.S. economic gains including a soaring stock market and a low jobless rate. He boasted about the economic growth he believes will result from tax cuts Republicans pushed through Congress late last year.

"This is our new American moment. There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream," he said.

Trump said he would like a compromise over a plan to rebuild aging roads, bridges and other infrastructure. He said he wanted legislation to generate at least $1.5 trillion through a combination of federal, state and local spending as well as private-sector contributions.

"I am asking both parties to come together to give us the safe, fast, reliable, and modern infrastructure our economy needs and our people deserve," he said.

Trump was calling for the type of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats that has eluded him during a rocky first year in office.

While the rhetoric was often high-flying, Trump provided some reminders of partisan battles over the past year.

He singled out a speech guest, 12-year-old Preston Sharp, for leading an effort to put American flags on the graves of 40,000 veterans, saying the initiative was “why we proudly stand for the national anthem.”

His belittling of National Football League players who refused to stand for the anthem in protest against police shootings of minorities dominated headlines last autumn.

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(Original Caption) President Truman appearing before a joint session of the new Republican controlled Congress is shown here to deliver his annual State of the Union message. He recommended a strong and sweeping legislative program to halt disastrous labor strife and called upon the G.O.P. Congress to work with him for the common good.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is shown here as he delivers the State of the Union Address.
Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt at podium, calling for planes, tanks & billions of dollars as he tells the nation in his State of the Union address, what it would take to win the war. (Photo by Thomas D. Mcavoy/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
President Woodrow Wilson delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on December 2, 1918. (Photo by Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
World War 1 - President Woodrow Wilson addresses Congress in Washington DC 7th December 1915 during the state of the union address.. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
Vice President Spiro T. Agnew (standing top left) joins Congressmen as the applaud President Richard Nixon on the occasion of a State of the Union message to a joint session of Congress. (Photo by � CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) General view on the House Chamber as the Senate and the House of Representatives listened to President Eisenhower deliver his State of the Union message.
Sen. John F. Kennedy (L) talking to Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (R) after President Dwight D. Eisenhowers's State of the Union address. (Photo by Hank Walker/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Pres. John F. Kennedy giving the State Of the Union Address, while V. Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson listens in the background. (Photo by Paul Schutzer/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Pres. John F. Kennedy (C) after giving the State Of the Union Address. (Photo by Paul Schutzer/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 2/3/1953-Washington, DC- Accompanied by Mrs. Eisenhower and Assistant Capitol Architect, Gus Cook(right), President Eisenhower is shown leaving the House Wing of the Capitol for his car(foreground with guard), after he delievered his first State of the Union message to a Joint Session of Congress yesterday.
(Original Caption) 1/6/1947-Washington, DC: General view of the House Chamber Jan. 6 as President Truman (on rostrum) delivered his state of the union message before a joint session of congress. Behind Mr. Truman are Sen. Arthur Vandenberg (Left), R., MI., President Pro Tem of the Senate, and Rep. Joseph W. Martin, Jr., Speaker of the House.
(Original Caption) Washington, D.C.: President Gerald Ford begins his State of the Union address to Congress. In the background are Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and Speaker of the House Carl Albert.
(Original Caption) Washington: President Nixon delivers his first State of the Union message to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol. Behind him are Vice President Spiro Agnew (left) and Speaker of the House John W. McCormack (D-Mass.).
(Original Caption) President Johnson gestures as he delivers his annual State of the Union message to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber 1/17.
(Original Caption) President Lyndon Johnson delivering State of the Union message to Joint Session of Congress.
First Lady Jackie Kennedy watches President Kennedy deliver the State of the Union address. Among those watching with her is her mother, Janet Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill. | Location: Captitol Building, Washington, D.C., USA.
Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson (C) after delivering State of Union Address. (Photo by Stan Wayman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 01: President Ronald Reagan delivering his State of the Union Address. (Photo by Dirck Halstead/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC -- JANUARY 25: U.S. Vice President George Bush (L) and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill engage in a lively conversation prior to President Ronald Reagan's State of the Union Speech in the House Chambers in the U.S. Capitol, January 25, 1983 in Washington, DC. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)
President Gerald Ford giving the State of the Union Address. January 19, 1976 (Photo by Mickey Senkol/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)
President Gerald Ford talking with members of his Cabinet at the State of the Union. January 19, 1976 (Photo by Mickey Senko/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 23: President Jimmy Carter delivering State of the Union Speech before a joint session of Congress. (Photo by Diana Walker/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 1982: (L-R) First Lady Nancy Reagan applauding Leonard Skutnir, as his wife looks on, during President Reagan's State of the Union address. Skutnir rescued people from the icy Potomac River following the crash of Air Florida flight 90. (Photo by Dirck Halstead/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
President Clinton receives a standing ovation from a joint session of Congress January 25 during his State of the Union address
First Lady Hillary Clinton (2nd, L) applauds along with Apple CEO John Scully (L), Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Tipper Gore as President Clinton arrives to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress Feb. 17
President Ronald Reagan writing State of the Union Address while sitting at desk in the Oval Office of the White House. (Photo by Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 01: First Lady Nancy Reagan during post-summit State of the Union address. (Photo by Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 01: President Ronald Reagan during State of the Union Address. (Photo by Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Justices Blackmun (L) & Rehnquist (2L) among (Reagan) State of Union speech spectators, w. (rear L-R) Sens. Thurmond, Hawkins & Armstrong. (Photo by Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Washington: Members of Congress; the Cabinet; the Supreme Court and the diplomatic corps, listen to president Reagan deliver his State of the Union Address at the Capitol 2/6.
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 01: Bob Dole, George Shultz, Jim Baker and others during Reagan's State of the Union Address. (Photo by Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 01: Rep. William Gray after Reagan's State of the Union Address. (Photo by Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Pres. George Bush delivering his State of Union address, framed by Senate Pres. VP Dan Quayle (L) & House Speaker Tom Foley (Dem-WA), on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Diana Walker//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Senate and House Sergeants-at-Arms Martha Pope and Jack Russ at State of the Union Address on Jan. 29, 1991. (Photo by Maureen Keating/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)
George H.W. Bush State of the Union. February 25, 1989 (Photo by Andrea Mohin/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)
Vice President Dan Quayle and Speaker of the House Tom Foley listen to George Bush's remarks State of the Union. January 29, 1992 (Photo by Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: U.S. President Bill Clinton (C) presses the flesh 25 January 1994 after concluding his first State of the Union address in Washington DC. Among those standing around President Clinton are Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary (3rd R), Secretary of Education Richard Riley (2nd R) and Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (R). (Photo credit should read PAUL RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and others stand and applaud during President Clinton's State of the Union Address. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
President Clinton delivers the State of the Union Address in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. as Vice President Al Gore and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich listen attentively. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Enthused First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) & daughter Chelsea in audience (author Elie Wiesel far L) during Pres. Clinton's State of Union address to Joint Session of Congress. (Photo by Diana Walker//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist, in self-designed gold striped judicial robe, Sandra Day O'Connor & Ruth Bader Ginsburg during Clinton State of Union speech. (Photo by Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 27: STATE OF THE UNION--Vice President Al Gore and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich,R-Ga., during the standing ovation before the start of the Presidents State of the Union address before Congress. (Photo by Douglas Graham/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, : Elaine Kinslow (2nd L) receives applause from US First Lady Hillary Clinton (R), Sgt. Michael Tolbert (L), and Colonel Robert Cabana (2nd R) after being recognized 27 January during US President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Kinslow, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was recognized as one of over two million Americans who have left the welfare rolls in the past year. AFP PHOTO Luke FRAZZA (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 27: STATE OF THE UNION--President Clinton shakes the hands of members of Congress,Cabinet officials and the Joints Chiefs of Staff before his State of the Union Address at the Capital. (Photo by Douglas Graham/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
Washington, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush delivers the annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington 23 January 2007. Bush urged the US public to give his unpopular Iraq strategy a chance to work, warning that failure would allow a 'contagion of violence' to infect the entire Middle East. AFP PHOTO/Larry Downing/Pool (Photo credit should read LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)
400296 11: US President George W. Bush shakes hands with Vice President Dick Cheney before delivering his State Of the Union address before a joint session of Congress January 29, 2002 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Bush urged Congress to revive the economy with tax cuts and to strengthen Americas defenses with a multibillion-dollar increase in military spending. (Pool Photo by Luke Frazza/Getty Images)
400282 02: U.S. President George W. Bush (R) prepares for the State of the Union address with his senior staff (L-R) Andy Card, Karen Hughes and Dr. Condoleezza Rice in the Oval Office January 29, 2002 at the White House. (Photo by Eric Draper/White House/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 29: STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS--President George W. Bush heads down the aisle after delivering the Address to Congress on the State of the Union. Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Assistant Minority Leader Don Nickles, R-Okla., look on. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 29: (LtoR) Lynne Cheney, Shannon Spann, widow of the CIA officer Johnny Spann who was kidded in Afghanistan, Afghanistan Leader Hamid Karzai, Laura Bush, and Sgt. 1st Class Ronnie Raikes, Bronze Star and Purple Heart winner for his service in Afghanistan during the State of the Union address by the President. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images)
Slug: NA/STATE OF UNION Date: 1/29/2002 Photographer: Susan Biddle/TWP Neg# 119958 digital image Location: Washington, DC Summary: State of the Union Caption: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., look at a photo of a friend's baby and make comments. ORG XMIT: 119958 digital image
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 28: U.S. President George W. Bush talks with Secretary of State Colin Powell (R) and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (C) after his second State of the Union Address January 28, 2003 at the Capitol building in Washington, DC. President Bush emphasized the importance of disarming Saddam Hussein, one year after he declared Iraq to be part of an 'axis of evil.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 28: STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS--Republicans listen to President George W. Bush's State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 28: STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS--House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., applaud during President George W. Bush's State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 28: STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS--Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., D-Del., talks to reporters in Statuary Hall after President George W. Bush's State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 28: First Lady Laura Bush greets author David McCullough, before the State of the Union Address, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003. Also pictured are from left, wife of the Vice President Lynn Cheney, Sister Maria Fest of Catholic Nuns in Service, and Ugandan Scientist Dr. Peter Mugyeni. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 28: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., gesters on the House Floor before the State of the Union Address, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
President George W. Bush delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol. Bush said intellegence suggested Iraq had attempted to obtain materials to build a nuclear bomb from countries in Africa. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
President George W. Bush delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol. Bush said intellegence suggested Iraq had attempted to obtain materials to build a nuclear bomb from countries in Africa. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: President of the Iraqi Governing Council Adnan Pachachi (2nd R) is applauded during the State of the Union address by US president George W. Bush 20 January 2004 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. First row from left are: Iraqi Senior Diplomatic Representative Rend Al-Rahim; US First Lady Laura Bush; Pachachi; religious leader Sister Carol Keehan. Second row from left are: members of the Iraqi Interim Council Dr. Ahmed Chalabi and Hoshyar Zabari. AFP PHOTO Stephen JAFFE (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 20: STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS--Members look on as President George W. Bush delivers his address. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 20: Jessie Jackson Jr claps as his three year old daughters sits in his lap during President George W. Bush's 2004 state of the union address before a joint session of Congress. (Photo by Michael Robinson-Chavez/Washington Post/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 21: President George W. Bush greets Jessica Jackson, daughter of Jesse L. Jackson Jr., D-Il., before his State of the Union address. Jessica is 3 years old. (Photo By Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images)
Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin applause President Barack Obama during the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Photo by Pool/WHITE HOUSE POOL (ISP POOL IMAGES)/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (L) and Justices Anthony Kennedy (2nd L), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (C), Stephen Breyer (2nd R) and Sonia Sotomayor listen to US President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 12, 2016. Obama gives his final State of the Union address, perhaps the last opportunity of his presidency to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US Democratic Senator from Rhode Island Jack Reed (L) and Independent Senator from Vermont and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders listen to US President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 12, 2016. Obama gives his final State of the Union address, perhaps the last opportunity of his presidency to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama is greeted by members of Congress as he arrives to deliver the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 12, 2016. Obama used his final State of the Union address Tuesday, one of the last grandstand occasions of his presidency, to define his legacy and make the case for optimism amid an angst-ridden election race. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US Republican Senator from South Carolina Lindsey Graham (L), Democratic Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand (C) and Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain chat before US President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 12, 2016. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama places his hands on his notes as he delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives before the start of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) arrives in the House chamber prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (C) acknowledges applause during U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise (L) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy talk as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. President Barack Obama sits inside the Oval Office as he prepares for Tuesday night's State of the Union Address to the nation on Capitol Hill, while at the White House in Washington, January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) wait for the start of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) talks with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Elena Kagan (C) and Sonya Sotomayor (R) before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
First lady Michelle Obama (C) is applauded by Nathaniel (L) and Cleoptara Pendleton (2L) along with Dr. Jill Biden (lower right) and Apple CEO Tim Cook (3L/top) prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) points at someone in the gallery as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in front of the U.S. Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) meets with citizens he invited to attend the State of Union address, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington January 20, 2015. The four, who were selected from people who wrote letters to the president over the course of the year and will be seated with the first lady for the speech tonight, are (L-R) Victor Fugate, Rebekah Erler, Carolyn Reed (obscured) and Katrice Mubiru. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) grabs the arm of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in front of the U.S. Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin before the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Photo by Pool/WHITE HOUSE POOL (ISP POOL IMAGES)/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: First lady Michelle Obama (C) waves to members of the congress as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut (L), and Wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden (R) look on before US President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union speech before members of Congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol January 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Xinhua/Bao Dandan via Getty Images)
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth wipes tears from her eyes during a standing ovation for U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg, injured while serving in Afghanistan, who was a guest in first lady Michelle Obama's box during President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) applauds U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg (C), injured while serving in Afghanistan, during President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
President Barack Obama waves as he walks back up the aisle at conclusion of his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Photo by Pool/WHITE HOUSE POOL (ISP POOL IMAGES)/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
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