Rep. Russ Fulcher, R-Idaho, said he thought Trump may not have moved Democrats in Congress with his comments about border security, but may have been trying to make his case to the American public to press Congress to find common ground with the administration on border security.

“I think (the strategy) was to go direct to the people, with the hope that the people would put pressure on people like me,” he said.

Perhaps the two strong personalities involved – Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – could step back and let others negotiate a resolution, Fulcher said.

Elected in November and attending his first State of the Union Address, Fulcher called the speech “classic Trump,” covering many topics, unapologetic about the progress for items on his agenda and with nods toward heroes in the audience.

Author: Jim Camden

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