President Trump appeals for national unity 

President Trump appealed for national unity during his speech last night, though parts of his address also highlighted the partisan gulf that so starkly divides the nation. Trump urged Americans to move “forward together,” and his lines promising to unite Republicans and Democrats to lower prescription drug prices, improve infrastructure and battle cancer and HIV/AIDS generated genuine bipartisan applause.

But immigration was a huge topic, too, and Trump indicated he’s not backing down from his demand for $5 billion for a wall on the US-Mexico border, calling border security a “moral issue.” The President also threw out red meat for his base, calling for an end to investigations into his administration and mentioning late-term abortion. Trump also said his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be February 27 and 28 in Vietnam.

Here are five key takeaways from the speech, some of the night’s best photos, Stacey Abrams’ Democratic response and a fact check of some of the President’s claims.

(CNN)

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