President delivers 1st State of the Union, WC residents wait for action

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President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, stirring mixed reactions among Westchester residents who tuned in.

Cecelia Johnson, of Mount Vernon, says she tuned out after just 15 minutes.

"He's insincere," she says. "I don't believe a word he says, because one day he'll say he's for something, and the next day he's not."

Jim Croniin, a Yonkers ShopRite worker, says Trump looked and sounded presidential.

"On a scale of one to 10, I'll give it maybe a seven and a half," he says.

During his speech the president said he'd work with both parties to strike a deal on immigration, with the fate of more than a million so-called Dreamers hanging in the balance. Dreamers are the young immigrants brought to the United States as children who now face an uncertain future.

Kelly, a Yonkers woman who declined to give her last name, says the president talked about issues she cares about -- she's just not sure he'll follow through.

"He talks about the roads and the infrastructure, listen-- I'm going to think he's a great man if he comes through with that," she says. "He'll be playing golf by this weekend. You know what I mean."

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