TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Republican Party of Florida, in reaction to his State of the Union Address, called President Donald Trump’s speech “optimistic, bold and unapologetic” and further stated that Trump is “pioneering a new way of governing in Washington.”
“The President stood firm that the time is now for problem solving, not political posturing,” said RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia.
Florida Democratic Party spokesman Patrick Murphy, a former congressman, told News 96.5 WDBO in a telephone interview that Trump covered a lot of issues last night and that he “applauded his effort to try to reach across the aisle and talk about this middle ground.”
Murphy, who ran against Senator Marco Rubio in 2016, said he needs to see Democrats invited to the White House to talk about important issues Trump brought up. “It’s got to be bi-partisan for it to be lasting.”
But Murphy said Trump has said one thing then done another. “Actions speak louder than words at the end of the day,” he cautioned.