“And even more troubling is that you and your Republican allies in Congress seem determined to rip affordable health insurance away from millions of Americans who most need it,” Beshear said.
Trump had made special mention of Kentucky in his address to Congress.
“Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky just said Obamacare is failing in his state -- it is unsustainable and collapsing,” Trump said in his speech tonight, referring to Beshear’s Republican successor.
Beshear also mentioned one issue that Democrats have brought up as a point of concern: Russia.
“His approach makes us less safe and should worry every freedom-loving American.”
Beshear went on to take a dig at Trump’s executive action on immigration: “Instead, President Trump has all but declared war on refugees and immigrants.”
The former governor's rebuttal also focused on Trump's Cabinet picks and Trump's attacks on the media and the judiciary, among other points.
“President Trump also needs to understand that people may disagree with him from time to time -- but that doesn’t make them his enemies,” said Beshear, throwing a jab at Trump’s comment that the media is the “enemy of the American people.”
“When the president attacks the loyalty and credibility of our intelligence agencies, the court system, the military, the free press and individual Americans -- simply because he doesn’t like what they say -- he is eroding our democracy,” Beshear said. “And that’s reckless.”