Professor Stephen Farnsworth said that President Trump’s State of the Union speech was a success when it came to keeping conservatives energized. But it did not offer a way forward on thorny issues like immigration and it did not provide much outreach to Democrats, Farnsworth said.
“The setting, in Capitol Hill before a joint session of Congress, is a perfect location for a television image. It’s hard for a president to give a bad speech there,” said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington.
Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that the Trump administration seems conflicted on its plans for NAFTA because some businesses like the status quo and others do not. Canadian interests would be well-served by scheduling a meeting between the Prime Minister and President Trump during the Davos meetings this week, Farnsworth said.
Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, talks about year one of the Trump presidency and what it’s meant to the national and state GOP.
Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that it was very likely that the FBI investigation into possible Trump campaign and Trump White House collusion with the Russians would eventually turn to Sessions. The Attorney General was a key figure in the campaign and is a key figure in the administration, and he was involved in several key meetings with Russian officials over the past two years, Farnsworth said.