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Several Democrats running for the White House quickly criticized President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night -- and used it to raise campaign cash.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York spotlighted her displeasure with the address, tweeting out C-SPAN video of her eye roll reaction GIF and asking for campaign donations.
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STATE OF THE UNION: TRUMP DECRIES ‘RIDICULOUS’ INVESTIGATIONS, ‘REVENGE’ POLITICS IN UNITY APPEAL
“Agree? Chip in $5 so we can put an end to this,” she tweeted.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who’s expected to formally announce her candidacy on Saturday, also made a fundraising pitch.
“We heard plenty of things in tonight’s #SOTU that made my blood boil,” she wrote on Twitter. “But it’s not enough for us to just get angry at @realDonaldTrump (again). We have to fight for the change we want to see. This is our moment – chip in now.”
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One presidential contender didn’t even wait for the president’s speech to end to attack Trump.
“Instead of using $5 billion toward a useless border wall or giving America’s top 1% more tax breaks, imagine how much of our country’s crumbling infrastructure we could rebuild,” wrote Sen. Kamala Harris of California, via her campaign digital team, which took over her Twitter feed as she attended the State of the Union address.
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“Just a reminder that this State of the Union Address was originally pushed back because Trump shut down the government for 35 days — the longest shutdown in U.S. history. And in fewer than 10 days, there’s a chance he will shut it down again over his vanity project,” added Harris, who announced her 2020 presidential campaign last month.
Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who declared his candidacy last week, questioned the president’s push for bipartisanship.
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