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Essential Politics: Trump boasts of renewal, critics lament it as more of the same

Essential Politics: Trump boasts of renewal, critics lament it as more of the same

There’s a fascinating set of questions that loom large on this day after President Trump’s momentous speech in front of a joint session of Congress.

Was this what historians will call his most “presidential" speech so far? And is that the kind of tone Trump’s most ardent supporters want? Was it enough to quell his critics?

Good morning from the state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers and here, as in so many places, there’s a lot of buzz about what may be the most important glimpse to date of the world as Trump sees it.

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