Sen. Kaine statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after President Trump’s State of the Union Address:

“For the past year, Americans have been let down by a President who thrives off division and stands in the way of compromise on important issues. I brought Lakesha Cole as my guest tonight because I want to draw attention to areas we should all be able to agree on  — like lowering unemployment for military spouses, making real federal investments in infrastructure (not a private-sector giveaway), and improving job training programs. In President Trump’s speech tonight, he suggested that he’s finally ready to work together on challenges like these – but what really matters is whether his actions start matching his words. If he’s serious about getting things done, the first area of compromise is clear: he should stop using offensive rhetoric to tout a plan that would divide families and support the bipartisan work we’re doing in the Senate to protect Dreamers, a goal backed by the vast majority of the American public.”