President seeks compromises in State of the Union, including border wall

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- No state of emergency, at least for now.

People around the country were wondering just how far President Donald Trump would go in his State of the Union speech to get funding for a wall along the border with Mexico.

The president tried to strike a bipartisan tone throughout his speech.

When he said, "We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rose to her feet.

But the president's call for bipartisanship didn’t always go over well.

The president again tried to make his case for a border wall. He highlighted a Nevada family whose loved ones were killed, allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant. While the family got the applause from both sides of the aisle, this part did not:

“Simply put — walls work, and walls save lives," said the president.

In the Democratic response, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams took on that comment.

“We know bipartisanship could craft a 21st century immigration plan, but this administration chooses go cage children and tear families apart," said Abrams. "America is made stronger by the presence of immigrants, not walls."

In the days following the State of the Union, the president typically takes his message on the road. We now know on Wednesday, he’s scheduled to make a speech at the State Department to the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

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