President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Andrew Harnik)President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Andrew Harnik)

President Trump State of the Union Address: Key Takeaways

Speaking for over 80 minutes, President Trump addressing the United States Congress spoke on a wide range of issues. He spoke excellently, with a widespread approval from the nation according to an instant CBS poll. According to the poll, 76% of viewers approved his SOTU speech, 72% approved his immigration policy.

Here are some key takeaways:

Trump praised women’s progress in Congress: 

Addressing the women of Congress, he spoke of the tremendous progress America had made in the front of women – a 100 years after women were allowed to vote, the 2018 midterm elections saw the highest number of women voted to Congress. His praise was met with a thunderous applause.

His stand on immigration: 

“Congress has 10 days left to pass a bill that will fund our government, protect our homeland, and secure our very dangerous southern border.

Now is the time for 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. As we speak, large, organized caravans are on the march to the United States.

We have just heard that Mexican cities, in order to remove the illegal immigrants from their communities, are getting trucks and buses to bring them up to our country in areas where there is little border protection. I have ordered another 3,750 troops to our southern border to prepare for the tremendous onslaught.” – his exact words as he went on to speak of his approval for legal migration (in large numbers).

On the Economy: 

There is no doubt that Trump administration’s economy is doing excellent – he speaks the truth when he says ‘more Americans are working than ever’, and across all communities of America.

On Energy: 

“We have unleashed a revolution in American energy — the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. And now, for the first time in 65 years, we are a net exporter of energy.” – his exact words.

On Tariffs:

Tonight, I am also asking you to pass the United States Reciprocal Trade Act, so that if another country places an unfair tariff on an American product, we can charge them the exact same tariff on the exact same product that they sell to us.

On America: 

In the 20th century, America saved freedom, transformed science, redefined the middle class, and when you get down to it, there’s nothing anywhere in the world that can compete with America. An amazing quality of life for all of our citizens is within reach. We can make our community safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith deeper, and our middle class bigger and more prosperous than ever before.

 

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