"Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country", he said. "The decision is ours to make".
The viral photo of a child in a cage did not come from Trump's immigration policy, however. "For a better America".
He said, "The only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations" an apparent swipe at the special counsel investigation into ties between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign, as well as the upcoming congressional investigations. "Pelosi looked surprised that Trump began without waiting for her to introduce him", CBS News White House correspondent Steven Portnoy tweeted, saying the lack of introduction was "very unusual".
Addressing this by expanding voting rights must be the primary issue for Democrats in 2020, she said. Expect a chilly response in the chamber from Democrats as he talks about what he again says would be a "wall". As he and his team drafted his address in recent days, he has groused about the text, complaining that it was too gentle on Democrats, according to people briefed on the matter. It was the first known time that a speaker had rescinded an invitation to deliver the State of the Union.
Trump's guests for the speech included Alice Marie Johnson, whose life sentence for drug offenses was commuted by the president, and Joshua Trump, a sixth-grade student from Wilmington, Delaware, who has been bullied over his last name. That part of the address also will include the president making a claim sure to put GOP members on their feet applauding and cause Democrats to sink into their seats.
There was the eye roll from New York Sen.
After presidents suffer setbacks in midterm elections, they often reach out to the victorious opposition with words of conciliation, however artificial or short-lived they may be. "Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country.Bipartisan Bill!"
Given that, Trump's calls for unity were nearly surely destined to fall on deaf ears. That has led Trump to contemplate declaring a national emergency, which he says would let him reallocate funding from elsewhere without congressional action. Things naturally took a turn to the macabre with an extended section on immigration as the president made the case for his border wall.
"That's great", Trump said. There were scattered boos from the Democrats as Trump began addressing that topic. He said the USA has "the hottest economy anywhere in the world".
But she was especially stinging when it came to Trump's role in the 35-day partial government shutdown over his demands for a wall at the U.S. -Mexico border. "All Americans can be proud that. exactly one century after the Congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than ever before", he said.
He also will call out Iran for threats against Israel.