President Trump delivered his maiden speech in front of the US Congress on Tuesday evening after a turbulent first 40 days in office.
Donald Trump reiterated his “America First” message, hailed a “new national pride” and dared lawmakers to step up to the plate and help him deliver his program of dramatically slashing the government spending, together with cutting taxes and industrial regulations.
“A new national pride is sweeping across our Nation. And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp,”
said President Trump, vowing to save billions of dollars by restoring the rule of law and border integrity, while promising to build the famous great wall on the Southern border as soon as as cheaply as possible.
President Trump asked the House and the Senate to help him pass historic tax reforms, to increase funding for US veterans and to repeal/replace Obamacare.
Donald Trump basically rebooted his presidency condemning hatred and offering an optimistic view about what America can be by its 250th anniversary of independence, 9 years from now.
One of the most electrifying moments of his address was when the President paid tribute to the widow of the SEAL killed in Yemen last month, Carryn Owens respectively, who sat right next to Ivanka Trump and burst into tears as the Congress cheered in the longest ovation of the day.
The one hour long speech was interrupted 94 times by people cheering and applauding. Trump told his political opponents:
the time for small thinking is over the time for trivial fights is behind us
and at that exact moment, a Democratic party member hissed. The President also refused to get softer on immigration:
‘what would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income, or their loved one?’
In his opening sentences, President Trump condemned the shooting of 2 Indian men in Kansas City (presumably racially motivated) and the anti Semitic attacks.
‘Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a Nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms.’
Trump predicted a more prosperous and safer world in 2026, when the United States will celebrate its 250th birthday, noting that the centennial festivities in 1886 where, let me quote:
The country’s builders and artists and inventors showed off their creations’ in Philadelphia.
Alexander Graham Bell displayed his telephone for the first time. Remington unveiled the first typewriter. An early attempt was made at electric light,’ he mused. ‘Thomas Edison showed an automatic telegraph and an electric pen.’
However, the Democrats were not very receptive to the President’s address, and they got especially loud when Trump bragged that he already begun to drain the swamp of government corruption.
Others hissed and gasped in disbelief when President Trump announced that “the time for trivial fights is behind us” and that he will form a special department to assist the victims of illegal alien criminals.
Let’s close with one of the most optimistic parts of the Presidential speech:
“All the nations of the world, friend or foe, will find that America is strong, America is proud, and America is free. In nine years, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of our founding, 250 years since the day we declared our independence. It will be one of the great milestones in the history of the world. But what will America look like as we reach our 250th year? What kind of country will we leave for our children? I will not allow the mistakes of recent decades past to define the course of our future.”
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