San Antonio reacts to President Trump's speech to Congress

San Antonians react to Trump address

SAN ANTONIO -

Positive and Presidential. That's how many are describing President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress.

At the Tip Top Cafe on Fredericksburg Road, you won't find politics on the menu, just the signature chicken fried steak, onion rings, and pies. But plenty of opinions about President Trump's speech were served up by customers.

"I personally believe he's a little arrogant, a little egotistical," Gregorio De La Pas said.

"He didn't pick on people like he's been known to do in the past, so I think he became more presidential," Frank Fajkus said.

"It was nice to see he really wanted good for our country, that's my main takeaway," Susan Netwich said.

According to a CBS News poll, 76 percent of people who watched President Trump's speech gave their approval while 71 percent of viewers polled thought President Trump’s speech was unifying, including 36 percent who identified themselves as Democrats.

Maria Elena Davila is in that crowd. She didn't vote for Trump, but supports him now.

"I'm willing to give the president an opportunity to do what he says he will do. And he has to have our support as American people," Davila said.

Gregorio De La Pas agrees with Trump on issues such as border protection and an increase in defense support, but he wanted to hear more compassion from the president when it comes to undocumented immigrants.

"You have roots, you have children, you have businesses, you should be grandfathered in. That's my belief," De La Pas said.

Opinions at the cafe vary on immigration, Obamacare, and especially the choices on the daily special board. One thing everyone seemed to agree on is Americans need to unite.

"I think he's making an effort. And now it's up to us to make an effort too," Netwich said.

Political experts say President Trump gained the most ground with opponents and supporters when he said he was committed to fixing America's infrastructure by building more roads and bridges.

 

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