President Trump Hits Grand Slam With First Congress Address
Tonight, President Donald Trump gave his first official address to Congress. It was by far the most polished and presidential he’s come off since taking office, and we’d definitely call it a grand slam of a speech.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Trump finally- and directly- addressed issues going on with vandalism to synagogues and Jewish cemeteries right in the beginning of his speech, noting that, “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 of its very ugly forms.”
Trump stated that, “America must put it’s own citizens first because only then can we truly make America great again.”
He noted that many companies will announce “tens of thousands of new American jobs.”
Trump claimed that, “We want all Americans to succeed but that can’t happen in an environment of lawless chaos. We must restore integrity and the rule of law at our borders.”
“As promised, I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS,” he boldly said.
- Trump addressed Obamacare, explaining that, “Tonight, I am also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and at the same time, provide better Healthcare. Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for America. The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost of health insurance, and that is what we will do.”
- He spoke of bi-partisan unity, noting, “I believe Republicans and Democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades.”
- Trump noted that to launch our “national rebuilding” we have to “Buy American, and Hire American.”
- “To keep America Safe,” he stated, “we must provide the men and women of the United States military with the tools they need to prevent war and –- if they must –- to fight and to win.”
“We want peace,” Trump also noted towards the end of his speech, “wherever peace can be found. America is friends today with former enemies. Some of our closest allies, decades ago, fought on the opposite side of these World Wars. This history should give us all faith in the possibilities for a better world.”
To the speech, we say bravo President Trump. Now let’s see if he can follow through on his promises and make America greater than it is. Time will tell.