Readers react to State of the Union address
Jan. 30, 2018 at 10:21 p.m.
Updated Jan. 31, 2018 at 6 a.m.
"Trump really captured the spirit of America. He talked about faith and family, and that's something that's important to me. He spoke about overcoming obstacles and adversity. We always overcome adversity - whatever we go through, we come out better at the other end."
Theresa Klacman, 52, founder of Restoration House Ministries, Republican, of Victoria.
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"There was a lot of unnecessary and unproductive partisan-based opinions on some issues, but there was also a lot of positivity and inspiration - especially for citizens reaching for the American dream. Readers of the Victoria Advocate should be active in how the government - on all levels - is investing our money in our future - healthcare, infrastructure and education." Michael Gross, 25, biology major at University of Houston-Victoria, Independent, of Victoria.
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"Mostly everything he mentioned, he was expected to talk about. What was kind of surprising was him talking about helping former prisoners get a second chance. It was something certain people weren't expecting." Saidat Ilo, assistant professor of political science at University of Houston-Victoria, of Victoria.
"Donald Trump's incredible mastery of monosyllabic buzzwords proved nauseating for anyone aware of the fact that he was taking credit for already trackable progress in areas like unemployment. He had nothing to do with these trends, but his most notable trait is Machiavellianism, after all." Cassie Cameron, 27, writing consultant, Democrat, of Victoria.