After Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III struck a very different tone from that of the president in delivering the Democratic Party’s response. He even broke out some Spanish when talking about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Presumably speaking of Trump, the Massachusetts representative assured Americans that while “bullies … may land a punch … they have never, not once in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defense of their future.”

Speaking from the Diman Regional Technical School in Fall River, Mass., Kennedy said he chose the location because “[f]rom textiles to robots, this is a place that knows how to make great things. The students with us this evening in the auto shop at Diman Regional Technical School carry on that rich legacy.”

The politician, 37, framed his party as one that fights for “coal miners or single moms. Rural communities or inner cities. The coast or the heartland.”

Watch his full address in the video above.

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata


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