WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Tuesday night, addressing immigration, foreign relations, national security threats and several other issues to Congress and the nation.
The president began his address by reviewing the accomplishments of his first year in office, emphasizing tax reform, wage growth, and a declining unemployment rate. Trump continued through his speech on goals he has for the remainder of his presidential term, including improving international trade, national security, infrastructure and immigration reform.
First lady Melania Trump sat with several special guests of the family, which included parents of children who were killed by the MS-13 gang, allegedly composed of undocumented immigrants. Tax reform beneficiaries, ICE agents, first responders and distinguished members of the Armed Services were also among the guests of Trump.
Toward the end of the speech, the Republican side of the chamber erupted in a “U.S.A.” chant, ending the night on a patriotic note. The president’s speech emphasized bi-partisanship in a sharply-divided Congress as yet another possible government shutdown approaches on February 8.