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President Donald Trump's very first address to a joint session of Congress received mixed reactions from lawmakers on Tuesday evening. Republican Speaker of the Property Paul Ryan named the president's speech a "household run" in a statement. "That was...

Reactions to Trump's joint address to Congress

President Donald Trump's very first address to a joint session of Congress received mixed reactions from lawmakers on Tuesday evening. Republican Speaker of the Property Paul Ryan named the president's speech a "household run" in a statement. "That was...

Reactions to Trump's joint address to Congress

President Donald Trump's very first address to a joint session of Congress received mixed reactions from lawmakers on Tuesday evening.

Republican Speaker of the Property Paul Ryan named the president's speech a "household run" in a statement.

"That was a household run. President Trump delivered a bold, optimistic message to the American people today," Ryan's statement study. "We now have a government unified around a straightforward, but important principle: Empowering the persons -- not Washington -- is the way to construct a much better future for our country."

But Property Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) expressed the opposite sentiment, tweeting that Trump's speech "was utterly disconnected from the cruel reality of his conduct."

Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) said he appreciated the president's speech in a statement, hoping that it may get each parties to function together in the future.

“I appreciate the President highlighting some of the work he and Congress are pursuing to empower America’s households and job creators," Bost's statement read. "I am hopeful that each parties can locate regions of widespread ground moving forward to attain this good, pro-growth agenda.”

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) echoed Speaker Ryan's remarks, saying in a statement: "President Trump has hit the ground operating and is keeping his promises to the American individuals. He has put the requirements of Americans very first and the benefits he's currently accomplished have brought forward a renewed spirit of optimism in our country."

When praising Trump's speech in separate remarks, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to Twitter saying: "We must honor the guarantee we made to the American Individuals -- #FullRepeal of Obamacare."

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) took to Facebook reside to respond to the president's joint address, going in on "what he didn't say."

"I did not hear President Trump say 1 word -- not a single word -- about social security or medicare," Sanders stated. "I urge President Trump, hold your promises. Inform the American men and women, tweet to the American people, that you will not cut social safety, medicare, and medicaid."

Two of Sanders' Democratic colleagues took up distinctive points of contention with the president's policies.

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, "Trump’s wall is a waste of revenue and an insult to our values," with the hashtags "#NoBanNoWall" and "#JointSession." Even though Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) tweeted, "Families shouldn’t be forced to live in fear. We should fight back against President Trump’s hateful immigration policies. #Jointsession."

A number of celebrities also took to social media to react, with mixed responses, to Trump's joint address. Actor George Takei tweeted in the middle of the speech, "Sorry, just had to get up to go throw up."

Comedian Billy Eichner responded to Trump's remarks on illegal immigration by tweeting, "I can not even tell you how substantially more scared I am of Trump, Bannon and Miller than I am of the average illegal immigrant."

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