DC Daily: Buzz continues over President Trump's address to Congress

DC Daily: Buzz continues over President Trump's address to Congress
Posted at 8:39 AM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 15:10:17-05

President Trump's first communication to the world Wednesday morning was very short and simple:

What's happening today:

Reaction to Trump's Tuesday night address continues
-- President Donald Trump's joint address to Congress and the tone of his speech continue to be the talk of the political world. The president touched on an array of topics, from threats across the nation on Jewish Community Centers and immigration, to ISIS and the military, to the health care system and job creation. He also recognized the widow of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed during a recent mission, which led to a lengthy standing ovation for her.

During the speech, Trump called for the "renewal of the American spirit."

Click here for highlights of the president's address

VP Pence talks Trump's address on 'GMA'
-- Vice President Mike Pence told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that President Trump's speech was "great" and called Tuesday night's address to Congress a "great night for America."

Pence made the remarks during an appearance Wednesday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America."

The vice president spoke on a number of topics that Trump discussed during his address, including the Affordable Care Act.

Pence told GMA that "no one is going to fall through the cracks" as a result of Republican plans to replace the nation's health care law. Pence was referring to people on Medicaid, the federal-state program for low income Americans that is managed by the states.

Watch the full interview:

Democrats respond to Trump's address
-- Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear delivered the Democratic Party's response to Trump's address, saying: "You picked a Cabinet of billionaires and Wall Street insiders. That's not being our champion. That's being Wall Street's champion."

Beshear later added: "President Trump has all but declared war on refugees and immigrants. He's eroding our Democracy, and that's reckless. Real leaders don't spread derision and division."

How did social media react to Trump's speech?
-- President Trump was judged at every turn last night on social media by his supporters, critics, colleagues and opponents. Some examples:

White House: Conway "inadvertantly" plugged Ivanka Trump line
-- According to a letter obtained by CNNMoney, the White House says President Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway was acting "without nefarious motive" when she plugged Ivanka Trump's products in a TV interview.

The letter said: "It is noted that Ms. Conway made the statement in question in a light, off-hand manner while attempting to stand up for a person she believed had been unfairly treated and did so without nefarious motive or intent to benefit personally."

President Oprah Winfrey?
-- Oprah Winfrey said she believes she may have what it takes to make a presidential run.

Winfrey said before Trump's election she thought that she didn't have the necessary government experience to run the country but now she thinks differently. The billionaire businessman had never before held public office before his election victory in November.