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ABC News: ‘Trump Offers Nothing New’ in State of the Union Speech

An ABC News analysis [1] of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech did not mirror the analyses of those of his predecessor, Barack Obama. Based on a search of the ABC News website and Google, there was no article that similarly critiqued Obama’s State of the Union speeches.

The analysis said the president did not add anything to American national security policy. The beginning paragraph said:

“..no credible plan for getting U.S. troops out of Syria and Afghanistan, preventing Russia from once again meddling in U.S. elections, or stopping North Korea‚Äôs Kim Jong-un [2] from getting a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting America.”

ABC News did not offer any similar criticism of Obama’s foreign policy, which ranged from the Iran deal to the handling of combatting the Islamic State.