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Trump Spokesman: 'People's State of the Union' Will Only Divide Us

(Newsmax TV's "America Talks Live")

By    |   Monday, 29 January 2018 05:03 PM

The roster of Hollywood celebrities planning to counter President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech is the kind of divisive action staged by liberals that Americans are fed up with, Mark Lotter, the commander-in-chief's national spokesman, told Newsmax TV on Monday.

"I think the American people are kind of tired of it," Lotter said to John Bachman on Newsmax's "America Talks Live." "As much as liberals and the left-coast elite are trying to talk about unity, they take every opportunity they can to divide our country

"The president delivers the State of the Union and as is tradition, the minority party will deliver a response to that. But when we get into everyone going out there and doing their own States of the Union, I think it just detracts away, and it just further divides our country rather than unites us."

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Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Cynthia Nixon, Wanda Sykes, and Common are among those reportedly participating in the "People's State of the Union" on Monday, the night before Trump's address to Congress.

"I think it's important because we have a president who has a difficult time with the truth, who has a radical, divisive agenda, and spends an enormous amount of time focusing on the negative and hopelessness and despair," Ruffalo told People, adding the event will be "a better reflection of our State of the Union based on a more populist point of view, based on the people's point of view."

But Lotter told Bachman that Trump's address will "lay down a bold agenda for continuing our economic growth, taking on our enemies overseas, and helping more Americans realize the American Dream.

"It's a message that is united, it's a message of optimism, and it's unfortunate that they can't even sit in the room and listen to somebody else who may have some differing opinions on them, and it just shows they're about dividing us, not uniting us."

Asked about the Democrats' choice of having Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., deliver the party's response to Trump, Lotter said:

"There's no secret that the Democrat bench is thin, woefully thin. In fact the best they could come up was a retread in 2016 for a presidential candidate, and all we've seen so far, people who are announcing their names are further retreads and folks who are not necessarily representing a new majority.

"The president, again, is going to be calling on all Americans to work together, to come together, to continue this economic momentum that we've seen. Millions of Americans are now receiving more money in their paychecks, millions more are getting raises and bonuses because of the leadership of this president.

"And it's just, again, another example of the Democrats stretching, trying to come up with any kind of message other than resist, because that's the only thing they've got going right now."

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Celebrities planning the "People's State of the Union" as a counter to the president's speech Tuesday are only dividing the country, President Donald Trump's national spokesman, Mark Lotter, told Newsmax TV.
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Monday, 29 January 2018 05:03 PM
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