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Minnesota lawmakers react to Pres. Trump's State of the Union address

Several members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation responded in real-time on their social media accounts.
Credit: AP
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — As President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, social media accounts for Minnesota's members of Congress were providing reaction in real time.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D - 5th District)

Fifth district Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has clashed with President Trump frequently during her first term in office, disagreed with the president's assessment of a strong economy, and responded to criticism aimed at Democrats.

Rep. Pete Stauber (R - District 8)

Eighth district Republican Congressman Pete Stauber praised the President on job creation, the passage of the USMCA, and supported President Trump's plans for health care, including protections for pre-existing conditions and lowering costs for prescription drugs.

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Rep. Dean Phillips (D - 3rd District)

Third district Democrat Dean Phillips retweeted a journalist, who pointed out Phillips' effort as part of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus to symbolically show their common ground through their wardrobe choices for the address.

Rep. Betty McCollum (D - 4th District)

Fourth district Rep. Betty McCollum offered criticism of the President's claims about air quality.

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