The President of the United States, Donald Trump began his speech, as always, invoking nationalism!
The Opening remarks looking out for compromise :
“We meet tonight at a moment of unlimited potential. As we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to work with you to achieve historic breakthroughs for all Americans.
Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now, gathered in this great chamber, hoping that we will govern not as two parties but as one Nation.The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is the agenda of the American people.”
He said: “We are born free and will remain free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country”
He Said: “Many of us campaigned on the same core promises: to defend American jobs and demand fair trade for American workers; to rebuild and revitalize our Nation’s infrastructure; to reduce the price of healthcare and prescription drugs; to create an immigration system that is safe, lawful, modern and secure; and to pursue a foreign policy that puts America’s interests first.”
“There is a new opportunity in American politics, if only we have the courage to seize it. Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country.”
Remembering 75 years since the start of what General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the Great Crusade – Trump said, the Allied liberation of Europe in World War II. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 15,000 young American men jumped from the sky, and 60,000 more stormed in from the sea, to save the civilization from tyranny.
US President Donald Trump: It is a radical regime in Iran, which does bad bad things, to ensure this corrupt dictatorship doesn’t acquire nuclear weapons; he withdrew the US from Iran nuclear deal and put in place toughest sanctions ever imposed by the United States on any country.
Trump said, that the United States makes it clear to China that after years of targeting US industries & stealing intellectual properties, the theft of American jobs & wealth has come to an end. He added that, this was the reason why the United States recently imposed tariffs on 250 billion dollars of Chinese goods & now the US treasury is receiving billions & billions of dollars, but also stated that he doesn’t blame China for taking advantage of the United States, rather he blames the leaders & representatives of the United States for allowing this travesty to happen since many years.
On the Border Wall:
Donald Trump said, that Now was the time for the Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business.
US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC: In the past, most of the people in this room voted for a wall, but the proper wall never got built. I will get it built.
Trump underscores N Korea’s ‘cruel dictatorship’:
Trump said, that much of the work remains to be done, but that his relationship with Kim Jong Un was a good one and that they will meet again on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam.
On the Middle East:
Trump said, that their approach is based on principled realism — not discredited theories that have failed for decades to yield progress. For this reason, his Administration recognized the true capital of Israel — and proudly opened the American Embassy in Jerusalem
He said that the brave troops have now been fighting in the Middle East for almost 19 years. In Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly 7,000 American heroes have given their lives. More than 52,000 Americans have been badly wounded. and the United States has spent more than $7 trillion in the Middle East.
He added that as a candidate for President, he had pledged a new approach. Great nations do not fight endless wars. He pointed out that when he took office, ISIS controlled more than 20,000 square miles in Iraq and Syria, whereas today have liberated virtually all of that territory from the grip of the bloodthirsty killers.
He stated that as the United States works with allies to destroy the remnants of ISIS, it is time to give the brave warriors in Syria a warm welcome home.
He said that they have accelerated the negotiations to reach a political settlement in Afghanistan. Our troops have fought with unmatched valor — and thanks to their bravery, we are now able to pursue a political solution to this long and bloody conflict.
In Afghanistan, my Administration is holding constructive talks with a number of Afghan groups, including the Taliban. As we make progress in these negotiations, we will be able to reduce our troop presence and focus on counter-terrorism. We do not know whether we will achieve an agreement — but we do know that after two decades of war, the hour has come to at least try for peace.
He ended the speech in his own inimitable style :
“This is our future — our fate — and our choice to make. I am asking you to choose greatness.
No matter the trials we face, no matter the challenges to come, we must go forward together.
We must keep America first in our hearts. We must keep freedom alive in our souls. And we must always keep faith in America’s destiny — that one Nation, under God, must be the hope and the promise and the light and the glory among all the nations of the world!
Thank you. God Bless You, God Bless America, and good night!”
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