Because You Asked: What Are the Key Points of President Trump’s Address to Congress?
Welcome to this segment of Because You Asked, I’m Barry Nussbaum.
Today we are responding to questions from across America regarding President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress. You want to know, “what are the key points from President Trump’s congressional address?”
Because the President has not been in office for one year, the speech was not called a state of the union, but it’s basically the same thing. In attendance were all members of the House, plus the Senate, plus the cabinet (including the ones who have not yet been confirmed), plus the Supreme Court, plus all of the top brass of the military. The setting was identical to a State of the Union. It was clearly the highlight of Donald Trump’s career as a public figure! Without a doubt the best speech he has ever given in his life. How good was it? Trump was interrupted 94 times by applause and many, many, many standing ovations, here are the main points.
- The speech started with a strong condemnation of the anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish cemeteries on bomb threats against Jewish institutions across America. He condemned anti-Semitism and hatred in any form.
- America has built global projects while we ignored the inner cities; infrastructure projects ignored.
- Defending borders around the world and let ours be open!
- The election established that Americans want America put first, that is the only way to make America great again.
- Tens of thousands of jobs already saved! Walmart, Lockheed, Ford, Intel, Softbank, Caterpillar, etc. will all invest here and create tens of thousands of new American jobs.
- Stock market up $3 trillion in market value.
- Draining the swamp by preventing lobbying by government officials after leaving the government and a permanent ban to ever lobby for a foreign government got noise.
- For every new regulation, two regulations must be eliminated!
- Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines approved equaling tens of thousands of jobs, and new pipelines made with American steel.
- Dropped out of TPP; must equal the playing field on trade.
- Enforce existing immigration laws will drop crime, drugs, and raise wages, no mention of his upcoming new immigration executive order to replace.
- We will soon begin construction of a great wall on the southern border, all Dems sat silent.
- He challenged the Congress; how would they answer an American family that might be hurt or worse, by criminal elements that came in illegally or came back again.
- “We are moving to defend America against ‘radical Islamic terrorism’“, no Dems stood or clapped! Why? “We must have proper vetting of all immigrants!” Again, Dems sat silent.
- “Our people are devising a plan to destroy ISIS, we will eliminate this evil from our planet!” Many members sat. Who would sit thru that statement?
- “I have kept my promise to appoint a justice from my original list from months ago to replace justice Scalia.”
- “Must make it very hard for American companies to leave America”, even almost Vice President, Senator Tim Kaine stood to applaud!
- Promising big tax cuts for business and the middle class.
- “$1Trillion investment in infrastructure with private and public money to create massive jobs. Buy American hire American.”
- Repeal and replace Obamacare, more choice, lower costs, no mandates cover preexisting conditions. Buy across stateliness to create a national market and bring down costs.
- We must support the men and women in law enforcement, no mention of BLM as Obama would have.
- Support the military and equip them to win, eliminate the sequester and call for the largest budget increase in history, and extra support for veterans, not a complete standing ovation, who would sit thru that?
- Longest ovation of the night by far, to honor the legacy of Ryan Owens and his wife who was in attendance.
- Strongly support NATO, and other NATO countries are now funding it more. Money is pouring in to pay their share.
- “My job is not to represent the world, my job is to represent the United States of America”, all Dems sat!
- Dem response highly bizarre. No member of the House or Senate or even a leader of the party. Steve Beshear, a 72-year-old retired governor of Kentucky provided the weird response, or really a non-response. Why no one active in either the House or Senate wanted this job and national audience?
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