State of the Union 2019 and Democratic rebuttal


[INAUDIBLE CONVERSATIONS] [INAUDIBLE CONVERSATIONS]>>THE JOINT SESSION WILL COME TO ORDER. THE CHAIR APPOINTS AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE TO ESCORT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES INTO THE CHAMBERS. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND MR. HOYER, FROM SOUTH CAROLINA. FROM NEW MEXICO MR. LUJAN. AND GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK MR. JEFFRIES, GENTLE — FROM CALIFORNIA MISS HILL. GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA MR. –McCARTHY, MR. SCALISE. MISS CHENEY. FROM MINNESOTA, MR. EMMER. FROM ALABAMA MR. PALMER. FROM NORTH CAROLINA, MR. WALKER. FROM MISSOURI, MR. SMITH.>>THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AT THE DIRECT OF THAT BODY APPOINTS FOLLOWING SENORS AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMIT TO ESCORT PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES INTO HOUSE CHAMBER, SENATOR FROM KENTUCKY, MR. McCONNELL, FROM SOUTH DAKOTA MR. THUNE, AND IOWA MR. GRASSLEY, FROM WYOMING MR. BARRAZA, FROM MISSOURI, MR. BLUND. FROM IOWA MS. ERNEST, FROM INDIANA MR. YOUNG, FROM NEW YORK, MR. SCHUMER, FROM ILLINOIS, MR. DURBAN FROM, FROM WASHINGTON MRS. MURREE, FROM MASSACHUSETTS MS. WARREN. FROM MINNESOTA, FROM WISCONSIN MS. BALDWIN.>>MEMBERS OF THE ESCORT COMMITTEE WILL EXIT THROUGH THESE LOBBY DOORS. [APPLAUSE]>>OF THE SUPREME COURT. [APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE CONVERSATIONS] [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE]>>MADAME SPEAKER. THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET. [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE]>>MADAME SPEAKER, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE]>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MADAME SPEAKER, MR. VICE PRESIDENT. MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. THE FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES. [APPLAUSE] AND MY FELLOW AMERICANS, WE MEET TONIGHT AT A MOMENT OF UNLIMITED POTENTIAL. AS WE BEGIN A NEW CONGRESS, I STAND HERE READY TO WORK WITH YOU TO ACHIEVE HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGHS FOR ALL AMERICANS. MILLIONS OF OUR FELLOW CITIZENS ARE WATCHING US NOW GATHERED IN THIS GREAT CHAMBER, HOPING THAT WE WILL GOVERN NOT AS TWO PARTIES, BUT AS ONE NATION. [APPLAUSE] THE AGENDA I WILL LAYOUT THIS EVENING IS NOT A REPUBLICAN AGENDA, OR A DEMOCRAT AGENDA, IT THE AGENDA OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. MANY OF US HAVE CAMPAIGNED ON THE SAME CORE PROMISES, TO DEFEND AMERICAN JOBS, AND DEMAND FAIR TRADE FOR AMERICAN WORKERS. TO REBUILD AND REVITALIZE OUR NATION’S INFRASTRUCTURE. TO REDUCE THE PRICE OF HEALTH CARE, AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. TO CREATE AN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM THAT IS SAFE, LAWFUL, MODERN, AND SECURE AND PURSUE A FOREIGN POLICY THAT PUTS AMERICA’S INTEREST FIRST. THERE IS A NEW OPPORTUNITY IN AMERICAN POLITICS IF ONLY WE HAVE THE COURAGE TOGETHER TO SEIZE IT. [APPLAUSE] VICTORY IS NOT WINNING FOR OUR PARTY. VICTORY IS WINNING FOR OUR COUNTRY. [APPLAUSE] THIS YEAR AMERICA WILL RECOGNIZE TWO IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARIES THIS SHOW US THE MAJORITY OF AMERICA’S MISSION AND THE POWER OF AMERICAN PRIDE. IN JUNE WE MARK 75 YEARS SINCE THE START OF WHAT GENERAL WISE EISENHOWER CALLED THE GREAT CRUSADE, THE ALLIED LIBERATION OF EUROPE IN WORLD WAR II. [APPLAUSE] ON D-DAY JUNE 6, 1944, 15 THOUSAND YOUNG AMERICAN MEN, JUMPED FROM THE SKY AND 60 THOUSAND MORE STORMED IN FROM THE SEA TO SAVE OUR CIVILIZATION FROM TYRANNY. HERE WITH US TONIGHT ARE THREE OF THOSE INCREDIBLE HEROES. PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH WRIELY, STAFF SERGEANT ERVING LOCKER, AND SERGEANT HERMAN ZEICHIC. [APPLAUSE] WE SALUTE YOU. IN 2019, WE ALSO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS SINCE BRAVE YOUNG PILOTS FLEW A QUARTER OF A MILLION MILES THROUGH SPACE TO PLANT THE AMERICAN FLAG ON THE FACE OF THE MOON. HALF A CENTURY LATER, WE ARE JOINED BY ONE OF THE APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUTS WHO PLANTED THAT FLAG ALDREN. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU, BUZZ. THIS YEAR AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS WILL GO BACK TO SPACE ON AMERICAN ROCKETS. [APPLAUSE] IN 20 CENTURY AMERICA SAVED FREEDOM, TRANSFORMED SCIENCE, REDEFINED THE MIDDLE CLASS, AND WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO IT, THERE IS NOTHING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THAT CAN COMPETE WITH AMERICA. [APPLAUSE] NOW WE MUST STEP BOLDLY AND BRAVELY INTO THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THIS GREAT AMERICAN ADVENTURE. WE MUST CREATE A NEW STANDARD OF LIVING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. AN AMAZING QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS IS WITHIN REACH. WE CAN MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER, OUR FAMILIES STRONGER, OUR CULTURE RICHER, OUR FAITH DEEPER, AND OUR MIDDLE CLASS BIGGER AND MORE PROSPEROUS THAN EVER BEFORE. [APPLAUSE] BUT WE MUST REJECT THE POLITICS OF REVENGE, RESISTANCE AND RETRIBUTION AND EMBRACE THE BOUNDLESS POTENTIAL OF COOPERATION, COMPROMISE, AND THE COMMON GOOD. [APPLAUSE] TOGETHER WE CAN BREAK DECADES OF POLITICAL STALEMATE, WE CAN BRIDGE ALL DIVISIONS, HEAL OLD WOUNDS, BUILD NEW COALITIONS, FORGE NEW SOLUTIONS AND UNLOCK THE EXTRAORDINARY PROMISE OF AMERICA’S FUTURE. THE DECISION IS OURS TO MAKE. WE MUST USE BETWEEN GREATNESS OR GRIDLOCK. RESULTS OR RESISTANCE, VISION OR VENGEANCE, INCREDIBLE PROGRESS OR POINTLESS DESTRUCTION. TONIGHT, I ASK YOU TO CHOOSE GREATNESS. [APPLAUSE] OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, MY ADMINISTRATION HAS MOVED WITH URGENCY, AND HISTORIC SPEED TO CONFRONT PROBLEMS NEGLECTED BY LEADERS OF BOTH PEAR PARTIES OVER MANY DECADES WE LAUNCHED AN UNPRECEDENTED ECONOMIC BOOM. A BOOM THAT HAS RARELY BEEN SEEN BEFORE. THERE HAS BEEN NOTHING LIKE IT WE’VE CREATED 5.3 MILLION NEW JOBS, AND ADDED 600,000 NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS, SOMETHING WHICH ALMOST EVERYONE SAID WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO. BUT THE FACT IS WE’RE JUST GETS STARTED. [APPLAUSE] WAGES ARE RISING AT THE FAST WAS PACE IN DECADE, AND GROWING FOR BLUE COLLAR WORKERS WHO I PROMISE TO FIGHT FOR, THEY ARE GROWING FASTER THAN ANYONE ELSE THOUGHT POSSIBLE. NEARLY 5 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE BEEN LIFTED OFF FOOD STAMPS. [APPLAUSE] U.S. ECONOMY IS GROWING ALMOST TWICE AS FAST TODAY AS WHEN I TOOK OFFICE, WE’RE CONSIDERS FAR AND AWAY THE HOTTEST ECONOMY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. NOT EVEN CLOSE. UNEMPLOYMENT HAS REACHED THE LOWEST RATE IN OVER HALF A CENTURY. [APPLAUSE] AFRICAN-AMERICAN, HISPANIC AMERICAN,S A ASIAN-AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT HAVE ALL REACHED THEIR LOWEST LEVELS EVER RECORDED. UNEMPLOYMENT FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES, HAS ALSO REACHED AN ALL-TIME LOW. MORE PEOPLE ARE WORKING NOW THAN AT ANY TIME IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. 157 MILLION PEOPLE AT WORK. WE PASSED A MASSIVE TAX CUT FOR WORKING FAMILIES, AND DOUBLED THE CHILD TAX CREDIT. WE HAVE VIRTUALLY ENDED THE ESTATE TAX OR DEATH TAX AS IT IS OFTEN CALLED ON SMALL BUSINESSES, FOR RANCHES AND ALSO FOR FAMILY FARMS. [APPLAUSE] WE ELIMINATED THE VERY UNPOPULAR OBAMACARE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE PENALTY. [APPLAUSE] AND GIVE CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS ACCESS TO LIFE SAVING CURES WE PASSED PERSONALLY — IMPORTANTLY RIGHT TO TRY. MY ADMINISTRATION HAS CUT MORE REGULATIONS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME THAN ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION DURING ITS ENTIRE TENURE. [APPLAUSE] COMPANIES ARE COMING BACK TO OUR COUNTRY IN LARGE NUMBERS. THANKS TO OUR HISTORIC REDUCTIONS IN TAXES AND REGULATIONS. [APPLAUSE] AND 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. [APPLAUSE] AND NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 65 YEARS, WE ARE A NET EXPORTER OF ENERGY. AFTER 24 MONTHS, OF RAPID PROGRESS, OUR ECONOMY IS THE ENVY OF THE WORLD. OUR MILITARY IS THE MOST POWERFUL ON EARTH BY FAR. AND AMERICA — [APPLAUSE] AND AMERICA IS AGAIN WINNING EACH AND EVERY DAY. MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, THE STATE OF OUR UNION IS STRONG. [APPLAUSE]>>USA! USA! USA!>>THAT SOUNDS SO GOOD. OUR COUNTRY IS VIBRANT, AND OUR ECONOMY IS THRIVING LIKE NEVER BEFORE. ON FRIDAY IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT WE ADDED ANOTHER 304,000 JOBS LAST MONTH ALONE. ALMOST DOUBLE THE NUMBER EXPECTED. [APPLAUSE] AN ECONOMIC MIRACLE IS TAKING PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THE ONLY THING THAT CAN STOP IT ARE FOOLISH WARS, POLITICS OR RIDICULOUS PATTERSON INVEST — PARTISAN INVESTIGATIONS. [APPLAUSE] IF THERE IS GOING TO BE PEACE AND LEGISLATION, THERE CANNOT BE WAR AND INVESTIGATION. IT JUST DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY. WE MUST BE UNITED AT HOME TO DEFEAT OUR ADVERSARIES ABROAD. THIS NEW ERA OF COOPERATION CAN START WITH FINALLY CONFIRMING THAT MORE THAN 300 HIGHLY QUALIFIED NOMINEES WHO ARE STILL STUCK IN THE SENATE IN SOME CASES YEARS, AND YEARS, WAITING, NOT RIGHT. THE SENATE HAS FAILED TO ACT ON THESE NOMINATIONS WHICH SUN FAIR TO THE NOMINEES AND VERY UNFAIR TO OUR COUNTRY, NOW IS TIME FOR BIPARTISAN ACTION. BELIEVE IT OR NOT WE HAVE PRO EN PROVEN THAT IT POSSIBLE. IN LAST CONGRESS BOTH PARTIES CAME TOGETHER TO PASS UNPRECEDENTED LEGISLATION TO CONFRONT THE OPIOID CRISIS, A SWEEPING NEW FARM BILL, HISTORIC V.A. REFORMS, AND AFTER 4 DECADES OF REJECTION WE PASSED V.A. ACCOUNTABILITY, SO THAT WE CAN FINALLY TERMINATE THOSE WHO MISTREAT OUR WONDERFUL VETERANS. [APPLAUSE] JUST WEEKS AGO, BOTH PARTIES UNITED FOR GROUND BREAKING, CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, THEY SAID PARTICULAR NOT BE DONE — THEY SAID IT COULD NOT BE DONE. [APPLAUSE] LAST YEAR I HEARD THROUGH FRIENDS THE STORY OF ALICE JOHN JOHNSON. I WAS DEEPLY MOVED. IN 1997, ALICE WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON AS A FIRST TIME, NONVIOLENT, DRUG OFFENDER. OVER THE NEXT 22 YEARS, SHE BECAME A PRISON MINISTER, INSPIRING OTHERS TO CHOOSE A BETTER PATH. SHE HAD A BIG IMPACT ON THAT PRISON POPULATION AND FAR BEYOND. ALICE’S STORY UNDER SCORES THE DISPARITIES AND UNFAIRNESS THAT CAN EXIST IN CRIMINAL SENTENCING. AND THE NEED TO REMEDY THIS TOTAL INJUSTICE. SHE SERVED ALMOST THAT 22 YEARS AND HAD EXPECTED TO BE IN PRISON FOR THE REMAINDER OF HER LIFE. IN JUNE, I COMMUTED ALICE’S SENTENCE, WHAT I SAW ALICE’S BEAUTIFUL FAMILY, GREET HER AT THE PRISON GATES, HUGS, KISSING, CRYING AND LAUGHING. I KNEW, I DID SOMETHING RIGHT. ALICE IS WITH US TONIGHT. SHE IS A TERRIFIC WOMAN. TERRIFIC. ALICE, PLEASE. [APPLAUSE] ALICE, THANK YOU FOR REMINDING US THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE THE POWER TO SHAPE OUR OWN DESTINY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ALICE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [APPLAUSE] INSPIRED BY STORIES LIKE ALICE’S, MY ADMINISTRATION WORKED CLOSERY WITH MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTY TO SIGN THE FIRST STEP ACT INTO LAW, A BIG DEAL. THIS LEGISLATION REFORMED SENTENCING LAWS THAT HAVE WRONGLY HARMED THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY. THE FIRST STEP ACT GIVES NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS CHANCE TO TORE– REENTER SOCIETY AS PRODUCTIVE LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, AMERICA IS A NATION THAT BELIEVES IN REDEMPTION. WE ALSO JOINED TONIGHT BY MATTHEW CHARLES FROM TENNESSEE. IN 1996, AT THE AGE OF 30, MATTHEW WAS SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS FOR SELLING DRUGS AND RELATED OFFENSES. OVER THE NEXT TWO DECADES, HE COMPLETED MORE THAN 30 BIBLE STUDIES, BECAME A LAW CLERK, AND MENTORED MANY OF HIS FELLOW INMATES. NOW MATTHEW IS THE VERY FIRST PERSON TO BE RELEASED FROM PRISON UNDER THE FIRST STEP ACT. [APPLAUSE] MATTHEW, PLEASE. THANK YOU, MATTHEW. WELCOME HOME. [APPLAUSE] NOW REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS MUST JOIN FORCES AGAIN TO CONFRONT AN URGENT NATIONAL CRISIS. 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. [APPLAUSE] 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 TROOPS TO THE BORDER TO PREPARE FOR THIS TREMENDOUS ONSLAUGHT, THIS IS A MORAL ISSUE, THE LAWLESS STATE OF OUR SOUTHERN BORDER IS A THREAT TO THE SAFETY, SECURITY AND FINANCIAL WELL BEING OF OUR AMERICA. WE HAVE A MORAL DUTY TO CREATE AN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM THAT PROTECTS THE LIVES AND JOBS OF OUR CITIZENS. THIS INCLUDES OUR OBLIGATION TO THE MILLIONS OF IMMIGRANTS LIVING HERE TODAY WHO FOLLOWED THE RULES AND RESPECTED OUR LAWS. LEGAL IMMIGRANTS ENRICH OUR NATION AND STRENGTHEN OUR SOCIETY IN COUNTLESS WAYS. [APPLAUSE] I WANT PEOPLE TO COME TO OUR COUNTRY IN THE LARGEST NUMBERS EVER, BUT THEY HAVE TO COME IN LEGALLY. [APPLAUSE] TONIGHT I AM ASKING YOU TO DEFEND OUR VERY DANGEROUS SOUTHERN BORDER OUT OF LOVE AND DEVOTION TO OUR FELLOW CITIZENS AND OUR COUNTRY. NO ISSUE BETTER DEMONSTRATES DIVIDE. WEALTHY POLITICIANS AND DONORS PUSH FOR OPEN BORDERS WHILE LIVING THEIR LIS BEHIND WALLS AND GATES AND GUARDS. [APPLAUSE] MEANWHILE, WORKING CLASS AMERICANS ARE LEFT TO PAY THE PRICE FOR MASS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. REDUCED JOBS, LOWER WAGES, OVER BURDENED SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS THAT ARE SO CROWDED YOU CAN’T GET IN. INCREASED CRIME, AND A DEPLETED SOCIAL SAFETY NET. TOLERANCE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS NOT COMPASSION IT IS VERY CRUEL. [APPLAUSE] ONE IN THREE WOMEN IS SEXUAL ASSAULTED ON THE LONG JOURNEY NORTH, SMUGGLERS USE MIGRANT CHILDREN AS HUMAN PAWNS TOIC EXPLOIT OUR LAWS AND GAIN ACCESS TO OUR COUNTRY. HUMAN TRAFFICKERS AND SEX TRAFFICKERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WIDE OPEN AREAS BETWEEN OUR PORTS OF ENTRY TO SMUGGLE THOUSANDS OF YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN INTO THE UNITED STATES AND TO SELL THEM INTO PROSTITUTION, AND MODERN DAY SLAVERY. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT AMERICAN ARE KILLED BY LETHAL DRUGS THAT CROSS OUR BORDER AND FLOOD INTO OUR CITIES. INCLUDING METH, HEROIN, COCAINE, AND FENTANYL. THE SAVAGE GANG MS-13 NOW OPERATES IN AT LEAST 20 DIFFERENT AMERICAN STATES. AND THEY ALMOST ALL COME THROUGH OUR SOUTHERN BORDER. JUST YESTERDAY AN MS-13 GANG MEMBER WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR A FATAL SHOOTING ON A SUBWAY PLATFORM IN NEW YORK CITY. WE ARE REMOVING THESE GANG MEMBERS BY THE THOUSANDS. BUT UNTIL WE SECURE OUR BORDER, THEY ARE GOING TO KEEP STREAMING RIGHT BACK IN. YEAR AFTER YEAR, COUNTLESS AMERICANS ARE MURDERED BY CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS. I HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW MANY WONDERFUL ANGEL MOMS AND DADS AND FAMILIES. NO ONE SHOULD EVER HAVE TO SUFFER HORRIBLE HEARTACHE THAT THEY HAVE HAD TO ENDURE. HERE TONIGHT IS DEBRA BISSELL, THREE WEEKS AGO HER PARENTS GERALD AND SHARON WERE BURGLARIZED AND SHOT TO DEATH IN THEIR RENO, NEVADA HOME, BY AN ILLEGAL ALIEN. THEY WERE IN THEIR 80s. AND SURVIVED BY 4 CHILDREN, 11 GRANDCHILDREN, AND 20 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. ALL ALSO HERE TONIGHT, THEIR GRANDDAUGHTERS HEATHER, GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER MADISON, PLEASE STAND, FEW CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR PAIN, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [APPLAUSE] I WILL NEVER FORGET AND I WILL FIGHT FOR THE MEMORY OF GERALD AND SHARON IT SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. NOT ONE MORE AMERICAN LIFE SHOULD BE LOST BECAUSE OUR NATION FAILED TO CONTROL ITS VERY DANGEROUS BORDER. IN THE LAST TWO YEARS OUR BRAVE I.C.E. OFFICERS MADE 266,000 ARRESTS OF CRIMINAL ALIENS INCLUDING THOSE CHARGES OR CONVICTED OF NEARLY 100,000 ASSAULTS, 30,000 SEX CRIMES, AND 4,000 KILLINGS OR MURDERS. WE ARE JOINED TONIGHT BY ONE OF THOSE LAW ENFORCEMENT HEROES, I.C.E. SPECIAL AGENT ELVIN HERNANDEZ. WHEN — [APPLAUSE] WHEN ELVIN WAS A BOY, HE AND HIS FAMILY LEGALLY IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. AT THE AGE OF 8, ELVIN TOLD HIS DAD HE WANTED TO BECOME A SPECIAL AGENT. TODAY HE LEADS INVESTIGATION TO SCORES OF INTERNATIONAL SEX TRAFFICS, MORE THAN 300 WOMEN AND GIRLS HAVE BEEN RESCUED FROM THE HORROR OF THIS TERRIBLE SITUATION AND MORE THAN 1500 SADISTIC TRAFFICKERS HAVE BEEN PUT BEHIND BARS. [APPLAUSE] WE WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. AND I PLEDGE TO YOU TONIGHT THAT I WILL NEVER ABOLISH OUR HEROS FROM I.C.E., THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] MY ADMINISTRATION HAS SENT TO CONGRESS A PROPOSAL INCLUDING HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANT, MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT, DRUG DETECTION AT OUR PORTS, CLOSING LOOPHOLES THAT ENABLE CHILD MUGGLING AND PLANS FOR A NEW PHYSICAL BARRIER OR WALL TO SECURE THE VAST AREAS BETWEEN OUR PORTS OF ENTRY. IN THE PAST MOST OF THE PEOPLE– PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM VOR A WALL, BUT THE PROPER WALL NEVER GOT BUILT, I WILL GET IT BUILT. [APPLAUSE] THIS IS A SMART STRATEGIC SEE THROUGH STEEL BARRIER, NOT JUST A SIMPLE CONCRETE WALL. IT WILL BE DEPLOYED IN THE AREAS IDENTIFIED BY THE BORDER AGENTS AS HAVING THE GREATEST NEED. THESE AGENTS WILL TELL YOU WHERE WALLS GO UP, ILLEGAL CROSSINGS GO WAY AWAY AWAY DOWN. — WAY DOWN. [APPLAUSE] SAN DIEGO USED TO HAVE THE MOST ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS IN OUR COUNTRY. IN RESPONSE A STRONG SECURITY WALL WAS PUT IN PLACE. THIS POWERFUL BARRIER ALMOST COMPLETELY ENDED ILLEGAL CROSSINGS. THE BORDER CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, USED TO HAVE EXTREMELY HIGH RATES OF VIOLENT CRIMES, ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. AND CONSIDERED ONE OF OUR NATION’S MOST DANGEROUS CITIES. NOW IMMEDIATELY UPON ITS BUILDING, WITH A POWERFUL BARRIER IN PLACE, EL PASO IS ONE OF THE SAFEST CITIES IN OUR COUNTRY. SIMPLY PUT, WALLS WORK, AND WALLS SAVE LIVES. [APPLAUSE] SO LET’S WORK TOGETHER, COMPROMISE AND REACH A DEAL. THAT WILL TRULY MAKE AMERICA SAFE. AS WE WORK TO DEFEND OUR PEOPLE’S SAFETY, WE MUST ALSO ENSURE OUR ECONOMIC RESURGENCES, CONTINUES AS AT A RAPID PACE, NO ONE HAS BENEFITED MORE FROM OUR THRIVING ECONOMY THAN WOMEN WHO HAVE FILLED 58% OF THE NEWLY CREATED JOBS LAST YEAR. [APPLAUSE] YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO DO THAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ALL AMERICANS CAN BE PROUD. THAT WE HAVE MORE WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE THAN EVER BEFORE. [APPLAUSE] DON’T SIT YET, YOU ARE GOING TO LIKE THIS. AND EXACTLY ONE CENTURY AFTER CONGRESS PASSED THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT GIVING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE, WE ALSO HAVE MORE WOMEN SERVING IN CONGRESS THAN AT ANY TIME BEFORE. [APPLAUSE]>>USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!>>THAT’S GREAT. VERY GREAT. AND CONGRATULATIONS. AS PART OF OUR COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN EVERYWHERE, THIS THURSDAY WE’RE LAUNCHING FIRST EVER GOVERNMENT WIDEN — INITIATIVE FOCUSED ON ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TOO BUILD ON — THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] TO BUILD ON OUR INCREDIBLE ECONOMIC SUCCESS, ONE PRIORY IS PARAMOUNT. REVERSING DECADES OF CALAMITOUS TRADE POLICIES, MAKING IT CLEAR TO CHINA AFTER YEARS OF TARGETING OUR INDUSTRIES AND STEALING OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, THAT THEFT OF AMERICAN JOBS AND WEALTH, HAS COME TO AN END. THEREFORE WE IMPOSED TARIFFS ON 250 BILLION DOLLARS OF CHINESE GOODS. NOW OUR TREASURY IS RECEIVING BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. BUT I DON’T BLAME CHINA FOR TAKING ADVANTAGE OF US. I BLAME OUR LEADERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FOR ALLOWING THIS TRAVESTY TO HAPPEN, I HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR PRESIDENT XI, WE’RE NOW WORKING ON A NEW TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA. BUT IT MUST INCLUDE REAL STRUCTURAL CHANGE TO END UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES, WE RECUSE OUR CHRONIC TRADE DEFICIT AND PROTECT AMERICAN JOBS. [APPLAUSE] ANOTHER HISTORIC TRADE BLUNDER WAS THE CATASTROPHY KNOWN AT NAFTA. I HAVE MET THE MEN AND WOMEN OF MICHIGAN, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, INDIANA. NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MANY OTHER STATES, WHOSE DREAMS WERE SHATTERED BY THE SIGNING OF NAFTA. FOR YEARS POLITICIANS PROMISED THEM THEY WOULD RENEGOTIATE FOR BETTER DEAL. BUT NO ONE EVER TRIED UNTIL NOW. OUR NEW U.S., MEXICO CANADA AGREEMENT, THE NEW USMCA WILL REPLACE NAFTA AND DELIVER FOR AMERICAN WORKERS LIKE THEY HAVE NEVER HAD DELIVERED TO FOR A LONG TIME. I HOPE YOU CAN PASS THE USMCA INTO LAW SO WE CAN BRING BACK OUR MANUFACTURING JOBS IN GREATER NUMBERS. EXPAND AMERICAN AGRICULTURE, PROTECT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND ENSURE THAT MORE CARS ARE PROUDLY STAMPED WITH OUR 4 BEAUTIFUL WORDS. MADE IN THE USA. TONIGHT, I AM ALSO ASKING YOU TO PASS THE UNITED STATES RECEP REA — RECEP CALL TRADE ACT WE CAN CHARGE THEM THE SAME TARIFF ON SAME PRODUCT THEY SELL TO US [APPLAUSE] BOTH PARTIES SHOULD BE ABLE TO UNITE FOR A GREAT REBUILDING OF AMERICA’S CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE. [APPLAUSE] I KNOW THAT CONGRESS IS EAGER TO PASS AN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL. AND I AM EAGER TO WORK WITH YOU ON LEGISLATION TO DELIVER NEW AND IMPORTANT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT. INCLUDING INVESTMENTS IN THE CUTTING EDGE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE. THIS IS NOT AN OPTION. THISS A NECESSITY. THE NEXT MAJOR PRIORITY FOR ME AND FOR ALL OF US SHOULD BE TO LOWER THE COST OF HEALTH CARE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND TO PROTECT PATIENTS WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. [APPLAUSE] ALREADY AS A RESULT OF MY ADMINISTRATION’S EFFORTS IN 2018, DRUG PRICES EXPERIENCED THEIR SINGLE LARGEST DECLINE IN 46 YEARS. [APPLAUSE] BUT WE MUST DO MORE. IT IS UNACCEPTABLE THAT AMERICANS PAY VASTLY MORE THAN PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES FOR THE SAME DRUGS. OFTEN MADE IN THE SAME PLACE. THIS IS WRONG. THIS IS UNFAIR. AND TOGETHER WE WILL STOP IT. WE WILL STOP IT FAST. I AM ASKING CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION THAT FINALLY TAKES ON THE PROBLEM OF GLOBAL FREELOADING AND DELIVERING FAIRNESS AND PRICE TRANSPARENCY FOR AMERICAN PATIENTS, FINALLY. [APPLAUSE] WE SHOULD ALSO REQUIRE DRUG COMPANIES, INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND HOSPITALS TO DISCLOSE REAL PRICES TO FOSTER COMPETITION AND BRIDGE COSTS WAY DOWN [APPLAUSE] — BRING COSTS WAY DOWN [APPLAUSE] NO FORCE IN HISTORY HAS DONE MORE TO ADVANCE THE HUMAN CONDITION THAN AMERICAN FREEDOM. IN RECENT YEARS — [APPLAUSE] IN RECENT YEARS WE HAVE MADE REMARKABLE PROGRESS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV AND AIDS. SCIENTIFIC BREAK THROUGHS HAVE BROUGHT A ONCE DISTANCE DREAM WITHIN REACH, MY BUDGET WILL ASK DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS TO MAKE THE NEEDED COMMITMENT TO ELIMINATE THE HIV EPIDEMIC IN THE UNITED STATES WITHIN 10 YEARS, WE HAVE MADE — INCREDIBLE STRIDES, INCREDIBLE. [APPLAUSE] TOGETHER WE WILL DEFEAT AIDS IN AMERICA AND BEYOND. TONIGHT I AM ALSO ASKING YOU TO JOIN ME IN ANOTHER FIGHT THAT ALL AMERICANS CAN GET BEHIND. THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER [APPLAUSE] JOINING MELANIA IN THE GALLERY THIS EVENING IS A VERY BRAVE, 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL, GRACE ELINE. EVERY BIRTHDAY — [APPLAUSE] HI, GRACE. EVERY BIRTHDAY SINCE SHE WAS 4, GRACE ASKED HER FRIENDS TO DONATE TO ST. JUDE’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. SHE DID NOT KNOW THAT ONE DAY SHE MIGHT BE A PATIENT HERSELF. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED. LAST YEAR, GRACE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER. IMMEDIATELY SHE BEGAN RADIATION TREATMENT, AT THE SAME TIME SHE RALLIED HER COMMUNITY AND RAISED MORE THAN DOLLARS 30,000 FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER. [APPLAUSE] WHEN GRACE COMPLETED TREATMENT LAST FALL, HER DOCTORS AND NURSES CHEERED. THEY LOVED HER. THEY STILL LOVE HER. WITH TEARS IN THEIR EYES SHE HUNG UP A POSTER THAT READ LAST DAY OF CHEMO. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU VERY MUCH, GRACE. YOU ARE A GREAT INSPIRATION TO EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MANY CHILDHOOD CANCERS ARE ARE ARE HAVE NOT SEEN NEW IN DECADES. RESEARCH. TO HELP SUPPORT WORKING PARENTS, THE TIME HAS COME TO PASS SCHOOL CHOICE FOR AMERICAN CHILDREN. [APPLAUSE] I’M ALSO PROUD TO BE THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO INCLUDE IN MY BUDGET A PLAN FOR NATIONWIDE PAID FAMILY LEAVE. SO THAT EVERYONE NEW PARENT HAS THE CHANCE TO BOND WITH THEIR NEWBORN CHILD. THERE COULD BE NO GREATER CONTRAST TO THE BEAUTIFUL IMAGE OF A MOTHER HOLDING HER INFANT CHILD, THAN CHILLING DISPLAYS OUR NATION SAW IN RECENT DAYS. LAWMAKERS IN NEW YORK CHEERED WITH DELIGHT UPON PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW A BABY TO BE RIPPED FROM THE MOTHER’S WOMB. MOMENTS FROM BIRTH. THESE ARE LIVING, FEELING BEAUTIFUL BABIES. WHO WILL NEVER GET THE CHANCE TO SHARE THEIR LOVE AND THEIR DREAMS WITH THE WORLD. AND THEN WE HAD THE CASE OF THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, WHERE WE STATED HE WOULD EXECUTE A BABY AFTER BIRTH. TO DEFEND THE DIGNITY OF EVERY PERSON I AM ASKING CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION TO PROHIBIT THE LATE TERM ABORTION OF CHILDREN. WHO CAN FEEL PAIN, IN THE MOTHER’S WOMB. WOMB. [APPLAUSE] LET US WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD A CULTURE THAT CHERISHES INNOCENT LIFE [APPLAUSE] LET US REAFFIRM A FUNDAMENTAL TRUTH ALL CHILDREN BORN AND UNBORN ARE MADE IN THE HOLY IMAGE OF GOD, THE FINAL PART OF MY AGENDA IS TO PROTECT AMERICAN SECURITY. OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE HAVE BEGUN TO FULLY REBUILD THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. WITH 700 BILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR AND 716 BILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR. WE ARE ALSO GETTING ANOTHER NATIONS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE. [APPLAUSE] FINALLY. FOR YEARS THE UNITED STATES WAS BEING TREATED VERY UNFAIRLY BY FRIENDS OF OURS. MEMBERS OF NATO. BUT NOW WE HAVE SECURED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, MORE THAN 100 BILLION DOLLARS OF INCREASE IN DEFENSE SPENDING FROM OUR NATO ALLIES. [APPLAUSE] THEY SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE. AS PART OF OUR MILITARY BUILD UP, THE UNITED STATES DEVELOPING A STATE OF THE ART MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM. UNDER MY ADMINISTRATION, WE WILL NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR ADVANCING AMERICA’S INTERESTS. FOR EXAMPLE DECADES AGO THE UNITED STATES ENTERED INTO A TREATY WITH RUSSIA IN WHICH WE AGREED TO LIMIT AND REDUCE OUR MISSILE CAPABILITIES. WE FOLLOWED THAT AGREEMENT, AND THE RULES, TO THE LETTER. RUSSIA REPEATEDLY VIOLATED ITS TERMS. IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR MANY YEARS, THAT IS WHY I ANNOUNCED THAT THE UNITED STATES IS EFFICIENT — WITHDRAWING FROM THE INF TREATY. WE HAVE NO CHOICE. PERHAP WE CAN NEGOTIATE A DIFFERENT AGREEMENT ADDING CHINA AND OTHERS. OR PERHAPS WE CAN’T. IN WHICH CASE WE WILL OUT SPEND AND OUT INNOVATE ALL THAT ARES Y FAR.>>ALL OTHERS BY FAR. AS PART OF A BOLD NEW DIPLOMACY, WE CONTINUE OUR HISTORIC PUSH FOR PEACE ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA. OUR HOSTAGES HAVE COME HOME. NUCLEAR TESTS HAS STOPPED. AND THERE HAS NOT BEEN A MISSILE LAUNCH IN MORE THAN 15 MONTHS. IF I HAD NOT BEEN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, WE WOULD RIGHT NOW IN MY OPINION, BE IN A MAJOR WAR WITH NORTH KOREA. [APPLAUSE] MUCH WORK REMAINS TO BE DONE. BUT MY RELATIONSHIP WITH KIM JONG-UN IS A GOOD ONE. CHAIRMAN KIM AND I WILL MEET AGAIN ON FEBRUARY 27 AND 28 IN VIETNAM. TWO WEEKS AGO THE UNITED STATES OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED THE LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA, AND THE NEW PRESIDENT. JUAN GUAIDO. [APPLAUSE] WE STAND WITH THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE IN THEIR NOBLE QUEST FOR FREEDOM. WE CONDEMN THE BRUTALITY OF THE MADURO REGIME WHO SOCIALIST POLICIES HAVE TURNED THAT NATION FROM BEING THE WEALTHIEST IN SOUTH AMERICA TO A STATE OF ABJECT POVERTY AND DESPAIR. HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, WE ARE ALARMED BY THE NEW CALLS TO ADOPT SOCIALISM IN OUR COUNTRY. AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCES, NOT GOVERNMENT COERSION, DOMINATION AND CONTROL. WE ARE BORN FREE, WE WILL STAY FREE. [APPLAUSE] USA ! USA ! USA!>>TONIGHT WE RENEW OUR RESOLVE THAT AMERICA WILL NEVER BE A SOCIALIST COUNTRY. [APPLAUSE] USA! USA!>>ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX SET OF CHALLENGES WE FACE AND HAVE FOR MANY YEARS, IS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, OUR APPROACH IS BASED ON PRINCIPLE, REALISM. NOT DISCREDITED THEORIES THAT HAVE FAILED FOR DECADES TO YIELD PROGRESS. FOR THIS REASON, MY ADMINISTRATION RECOGNIZED THE TRUE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND PROUDLY OPENED THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM. [APPLAUSE] OUR BRAVE TROOPS HAVE NOW BEEN FIGHTING IN THE MIDDLE EAST FOR ALMOST 19 YEARS. IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. NEARLY 7,000 AMERICAN HEROES HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES. MORE THAN 52,000 AMERICANS HAVE BEEN BADLY WOUNDED. WE HAVE SPENT MORE THAN 7 TRILLION DOLLARS IN FIGHTING WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. ADD A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT I LOUDLY PLEDGED A NEW APPROACH. GREAT NATIONS DO NOT TIGHTEN FID LESS WARS. [APPLAUSE] WHEN I TOOK OFFICE, ISIS CONTROLLED MORE THAN 20,000 SQUARE MILES IN IRAQ, AND SYRIA. JUST TWO YEARS AGO. TODAY WE HAVE LIBERATED VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE TERRITORY FROM THE GRIP OF THESE BLOOD, THIRSTY MONSTERS. NOW AS WE WORK WITH OUR ALLIES, TO DESTROY THE REMNANTS OF ISIS, IT TIME TO GIVE OUR BRAVE WARRIORS IN SYRIA A WARM WELCOME HOME. I HAVE ALSO ACCELERATED OUR NEGOTIATIONS TO REACH IF POSSIBLE, A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN. THE OPPOSING SIDE IS ALSO VERY HAPPY TO BE NEGOTIATING. OUR TROOPS HAVE FOUGHT WITH UNMATCHED VALOR AND THANKS TO THEIR GRAVE BRAVERY — BRAVERY WE’RE NOW ABLE TO PURSUE A POSSIBLE POLITICAL SOLUTION TO THIS LONG AND BLOODY CONFLICT. [APPLAUSE] IN AFGHANISTAN MY ADMINISTRATION IS HOLDING CONSTRUCTIVE TALKS WITH A NUMBER OF AFGHAN GROUPS, INCLUDING THE TALIBAN. AS WE MAKE PROGRESS IN THESE NEGOTIATIONS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO REDUCE OUR TROOPS PRESENCE AND FOCUS ON COUNTERTERRORISM. AND WE WILL UP DEED FOLK — INDEED FOCUS ON COUNTER TERRORISM, WE DO NOT KNOW WHETHER WE’LL ACHIEVE AN AGREEMENT. BUT WE DO KNOW THAT AFTER TWO DECADES OF WAR, THE HOUR HAS COME TO AT LEAST TRY FOR PEACE. AND THE OTHER SIDE WOULD LIKE TO DO THE SAME THING. IT IS TIME [APPLAUSE] ABOVE ALL, FRIEND AND FOE ALIKE MUST NEVER DOUBT THIS NATION’S POWER AND WILL TO DEFEND OUR PEOPLE. 18 YEARS AGO VIOLENT TERRORISTS ATTACKED THE USS COLE AND LAST MONTH AMERICAN FORCES KILLED ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THAT ATTACK. [APPLAUSE] WE’RE HONORED TO BE JOINED TONIGHT BY TOM WIBBERLEY, WHOSE SON NAVY SEAMAN CRAIG WIBBERLEY IS ONE OF THE 17 SAILORS WE TRAGICALLY LOSS. WE ALWAYS VOW TO REMEMBER THE HEROES OF THE USS COLE. THANK YOU, TOM. [APPLAUSE] MY ADMINISTRATION HAS ACTED DECISIVELY TO CONFRONT THE WORLD’S LEADING — SPONSOR OF TERROR, THE RADICAL REGIME OF IRAN, IT IS A RADICAL REGIME, THEY DO BAD, BAD THINGS. I WITHDREW THE UNITED STATES FROM THE DISASTROUS IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. LAST FALL WE PUT IN PLACE THE TOUGHEST SANCTIONS EVER IMPOSED BY US ON A COUNTRY. WE WILL NOT AVERT OUR EYES FROM A REGIME THAT CHANTS DEATH TO AMERICA AND THREATENS GENOCIDE AGAINST THE JEWISH PEOPLE. [APPLAUSE] WE MUST NEVER IGNORE THE VIAL POISON OF ANTI-SEMITISM. WITH ONE VOICE WE MUST CONFRONT THIS HATRED ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE IT OCCURS. JUST MONTHS AGO 11 JEWISH AMERICANS WERE VICIOUSLY MURDERED IN AN ANTISYSED — ANTK AT TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE. TIMOTHY HAS JUST HAD HIS 12 SURGERY, HE IS GOING IN FOR MANY MORE. BUT HE MADE THE TRIP TO BE HERE WITH US TONIGHT. OFFICERS MATSON [APPLAUSE]>>THANK YOU, WE ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL.>>TONIGHT WE’RE ALSO JOINED BY PITTSBURGH SURVIVOR, JUDAH SAMET. HE NEARLY ESCAPED DEATH LAST FALL MORE THAN 7 DECADES AGO HE NARROWLY SURVIVED THE NAZI CONSTRUCTION CAMPS. TODAY IS JUDAH’S 81 BIRTHDAY [APPLAUSE] ♪ ♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♪ ♪ TO YOU ♪ ♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDAH, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♪ ♪ [APPLAUSE]>>THANK YOU [ LAUGHTER ]>>THEY WOULDN’T DO THAT FOR ME, JUDAH. [ LAUGHTER ]>>JUDAH SAYS HE CAN STILL REMEMBER THE MOMENT 75 YEARS AGO AFTER 10 MONTHS IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP, HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE PUT ON A TRAIN, AND TOLD THEY WERE GOING TO ANOTHER CAMP, SUDDENLY THE TRAIN SCREECHED TO A VERY STRONG HALT, A SOLDIER APPEARED, JUDAH’S FAMILY BRACED FOR THE WORST, HIS FATHER CRIED OUT WITH JOY, IT’S THE AMERICANS, IT’S THE AMERICANS [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. A SECOND HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR WHO IS HERO NIGHT, JOSHUA WAS A PRISONER, HE REMEMBERS WATCHING THROUGH A HOLD OF A WALL OF A CATTLE CAR AS AMERICAN SOLDIERS ROLLED IN WITH TANKS, TO ME JOSHUA RECALLS THAT AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE PROOF THAT GOD EXISTS, THEY CAME DOWN FROM SKY, FROM HEAVEN, I BEGAN THIS EVENING BY HONORING THREE SOLDIERS, WHO FOUGHT ON D-DAY. IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. ONE OF THEM WAS HER HERMAN ZEECHIC, THERE MORE, A YEAR AFTER HE STORMED THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY, HE WAS ONE OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHO HELPED LIBERATE.>>HE HELPED RESCUE JOSHUA FROM THAT HELL ON EARTH, ALMOST 75 YEARS LATER, HERMAN AND JOSHUA ARE TOGETHER IN GALLERY TONIGHT, SEATS SIDE BY SIDE HERE IN THE HOME OF AMERICAN FREEDOM. HERMAN AND JOSHUA, YOUR PRESENCES THIS EVENING IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. WHEN MORNING SOLDIER SET OUT IN EARLY HOURS OF D-DAY, 1944. THEY WERE JUST YOUNG MEN OF 18 AND 19. HURDLES ON FRAGILE LANDING CRAFT. TOWARD MOST MOMENTOUS BATTLE IN THE HISTORY OF WAR. THEY DID NOT KNOW IF THEY WOULD SURVIVE THE HOUR, THEY NOT KNOW IF THEY WOULD GROW OLD. BUT THEY KNEW THAT AMERICA HAD TO PREVAIL. THEIR CAUSE WAS THIS NATION. AND GENERATIONS YET UNBORN. WHY DID THEY DO IT? THEY DID IT FOR AMERICA. THEY DID IT FOR US. EVERYTHING THAT HAS COME SINCE OUR TRIUMPHS, OVER COMMUNISM, OUR GIANT LEAPS OF SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY, OUR UNRIVALED PROGRESS TOWARDS EQUALITY AND JUSTICE ALL OF IT IS POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE BLOOD AND TEARS AND COURAGE AND VISION OF THE AMERICANS WHO CAME BEFORE. THINK OF THIS CAPITAL. THINK OF THIS VERY CHAMBER. WHERE LAWMAKERS BEFORE YOU VOTED TO END SLAVERY. TO BUILD THE RAILROADS. AND HIGHWAYS. AND DEFEAT FASCISM, TO SECURE CIVIL RIGHTS AND TO FACE DOWN EVIL EMPIRES. HERE TONIGHT WE HAVE LEGISLATORS WHO FROM ACROSS THIS MAGNIFICENT REPUBLIC. FROM ROCKY SHORES OF MAINE, AND THE VOLCANIC PEAKS OF HAWAII, FROM THE SNOWY WOODS OF WISCONSIN, FROM THE RED DESERTS OF ARIZONA, FROM GREEN FARMS OF KENTUCKY AND GOLDEN BEACHES OF CALIFORNIA. TOGETHER WE REPRESENT THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY NATION IN ALL OF HISTORY. WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THIS MOMENT? HOW WILL WE BE REMEMBERED? I ASK THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS CONGRESS LOOK AT THE OPPORTUNITIES BEFORE US. OUR MOST THRILLING ACHIEVEMENTS ARE STILL AHEAD. OUR MOST EXCITING JOURNEYS, STILL AWAIT, OUR BIGGEST VICTORIES ARE STILL TO COME. WE HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO DREAM. WE MUST CHOOSE WHETHER WE ARE DEFINED BY OUR DIFFERENCES OR WHETHER WE DARE TO TRANSCEND THEM, WE MUST CHOOSE WHETHER WE SQUANDER OUR GREATER HER TENSE OR GREAT — INHERITANCE OR PROUDLY DECLARE WE ARE AMERICAS. WE DO THE INCREDIBLE, WE DEFY THE IMPOSSIBLE, WE CONCUR THE UNKNOWN, THIS IS THE TIME TO REIGNITE THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION. THIS IS THE TIME TO SEARCH FOR THE TALLEST SUMMIT AND SET OUR SIGHTS ON THE BRIGHTEST STAR. THIS IS THE TIME TO REKINDLE THE BONDS OF LOVE AND LOYALTY AND MEMORY THAT LINK US TOGETHER AS CITIZENS AS NEIGHBORS, AS PATRIOTS. THIS IS OUR FUTURE. OUR FATE, AND OUR CHOICE TO MAKE. I AM ASKING YOU TO CHOOSE GREATNESS. NO MATTER THE TRIALS WE FACE. NO MATTER THE THAT WILLS TO COME — CHALLENGES TO COME, WE MUST GO FORWARD TOGETHER, WE MUST KEEP AMERICA FIRST IN OUR HEARTS. WE MUST KEEP FREEDOM ALIVE IN OUR SOULS. AND WE MUST ALWAYS KEEP FAITH IN AMERICA’S DESTINY. THAT ONE NATION UNDER GOD, MUST BE THE HOPE AND THE PROMISE AND THE LIGHT AND THE GLORY AMONG ALL THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD, THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU, AND GOD BLESS AMERICA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] [INAUDIBLE CONVERSATIONS]>>THANK YOU, MR., PRESIDENT. [INAUDIBLE CONVERSATIONS]>>THANK YOU.>>PROUD OF YOU MR. PRESIDENT.>>VERY PROUD, THE BEST HAVE YOU BEEN, THANK YOU.>>POWERFUL, GOOD JOB.>>APPRECIATE IT.>>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU.>>GREAT SPEECH.>>MR. PRESIDENT –>>GREAT SPEECH.>>GREAT SPEECH MR. PRESIDENT, THAT WAS AMERICA RIGHT THERE.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.>>THANK YOU, WONDERFUL. WONDERFUL. THANK YOU. GREAT JOB, MR. PRESIDENT.>>GREAT JOB. GREAT SPEECH.>>THANK YOU. GREAT SPEECH, I APPRECIATE IT, THANK YOU.>>GREAT JOB.>>THANK YOU. A HOME RUN ABOUT THANK YOU EVERYBODY.>>THANK YOU. OKAY. [INAUDIBLE CONVERSATIONS]>>GREAT JOB.>>GREAT SPEECH.>>IT WAS GOOD. [INAUDIBLE CONVERSATIONS]>>THE CHAIR DECLARES THE JOINT SESSION OF THE TWO HOUSES NOW DISSOLVED. THE HOUSE WILL NOW COME TO ORDER. FOR ABOUT WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND SEEK RECOGNITION?>>MADAME SPEAKER — [INAUDIBLE]>>WITHOUT OBJECTION. AGAIN FOR ABOUT WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND SEEK RECOGNITION? ON THE MOTION TO ADJOURN. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE . AND OPPOSED NO, THE AYE’S HAVE IT, AGREED TO ACCORDINGLY THE HOUSE STANDS ADJOURNED UNTIL 10:00 A.M. TOMORROW MORNING FOR MORNING HOUR DEBATE.>>WE CAN LET YOU GO NOW.




Comments
  1. Thank you Mr. President for your targeted efforts to fulfill your campaign promises. We stand behind you wearing the white hats of patriots, not the white jackets of turncoats. Socialism has no place in a free society, only the ignorant or greedy think so. MAGA and God bless this great nation. God bless the 60 million voters who rejected cradle to grave oversight and invasive redistribution of hard earned pay. God bless the American workers who will rebuild our great nation, and represent the faith we have in those who help themselves and others. God bless us all.

  2. 1:14:05 Nancy is lost and her brain forgets to tell her to sit down. This is what happens when, underneath all the makeup and all the surgeries… you’re still an 80 year old lady.

  3. These people all look wretched. Not talking about the speech at all. I just mean the whole beginning where all the miserable social climbers lie to each other and look as miserable as they obviously feel. Their bodies wearing away from years of accumulated negative karma. Politics is disgusting. Also MAGA. Trump doesn't look worn out like these scum bags despite probably being older than most of them. He's a good man.

  4. 1:08:03

    note when they(women) are mentioned they(Dems) smile and be not like the white monoliths they pass themselves as. it's like they live for a pat on the back. mmm tsk tsk sigh.

  5. That was the biggest mic drop since the invention of the microphone. Absolutely a home run speech by the president followed by the weakest rebuttal ever.

  6. He's so full of crap.
    He's playing everybody with the good cop bad cop routine.
    Nancy Pelosi does the samething, Trump's bad support me.
    He's on the same side as the Democratic Leadership he endorsed Pelosi for house speaker they go on vacation together.

  7. I have to ask myself… why am I really starting to like this President? He’s a breath of freshness in a stale political state.

  8. Best State of the Union speech of our Generation ……. the greatest given by the greatest ever President. God thank you to send the holy spirit to guide and protect such a brave man like President Trump.Strong, emotional, visonary and passionate, showing a President that loves his countryand its people.

  9. Your doing a great job Mr. Trump!! I WILL be voting for you again! Really enjoying your speech. I just wish I didn't have to watch Nancy sitting there with her HATEFUL nose in the air.

  10. Every nation should have a president like Trump. What a wonderful man of State seriously is a delight listening to him, God fearing, righteous, gets the job done and he has an excellent sense of humor. Certainly a hard bone to crack for any contender who dares to challenge him in a primary or general election.

  11. THE DEVIL IS THE PRESIDENT OF YOUR UNITED STATES. HIS FAMILY IS THE AXIS OF EVIL. I HAVE NEVER WISHED YOU MORE PEACE AND LOVE OTHER THAN NOW! DONNY DRUMPHF WILL KILL YOU. THIS IS A WASTE BECAUSE I'M TALKING TO A SEGMENT OF THE PEOPLE THAT CAN READ!

  12. Trump told so many blatant lies its easy to understand why the Trump propaganda channel didn't dare question or independently fact check a single thing Trump said. Apparently Faux fake news agrees with Trump and has gone full George Orwell, don't believe anything you hear or see with your own eyes listen to me instead and remember truth is not truth.

  13. nice con job….the neo-cons only care about the fetus, once its born they say fuck you you're on your own. no assistance for any mother no child care no day care no nothing.

  14. Trump stole China’s 600 tons of gold which were saved in NY banks for the use of WTO. Trump also illegally kidnapped a young lady from Huawei as a hostage in order to obtain money and technology. Trump’s behavior was and is no better than that of a gangster’s. Fox always brocasted fake news and brain-washed many Americans with Cold War mentality and turn them intoWW3 loves and butchers

  15. Amazing to see the brainless turds frolicking over the marmalade hellbeast's incoherent babble in the comments. These are 90 minutes I wasted listening to this manchild. If he only hires the best people, why is it that so many of them have been arrested or convinced guilty for perjury and obstructions of justice. I pity America for having this clown as a president. I enjoyed watching Pelosi whop Trump's ass on the medival wall the bumpkin wants to build, but will be utterly useless.

  16. The political corruption both in Brazil in Venezuela is too great that leaves us very sad and another that Brazil is always open doors for those people who seeks better sustainability no matter the color and the nation

  17. Although I despise Trump and want him to dry up and blow away,  it seems to me that a physical barrier would help at least some.  Looking at the see through metal barrier, it makes a lot of sense.  Why not let him have some money for it.  We must not use this as a way to spite Trump.  The plain fact is that a wall will not hurt the country.  The last shutdown cost our economy twice what he was asking for it.  Let him have his win, and make his base happier.  If another shutdown happens, Dems will be at least partially to blame.  It's time to move on.

  18. Sounds so nice and caring stacy muslim hater of Jesus. so your family had a car but you let your dad walk home…busted liar.liar. You will murder a newborn just so you can get money from planned parenthood,muslim brotherhood. obama tratior stacy.

  19. Still going to invade Venezuela though. Fix your own country first and in fact, keep your nose out of other countries business. If one makes weapons, they all make weapons. What is needed is no weapons missiles etc by all, that way there is no threat to any country from any country.

  20. On the whole, it was an eloquent and poignant rebutal by the lady representing Georgia. the POTUS could stand a bit of a history lesson as he completly neglected the social safety net created at a bargain for the business class throughtout the 20th century. from the 16th amendments establishment of a graduated redistributive tax through social security, workers compensation, medicare, medicade, compulsery education, the GI bill, the New Deal, et cetera the US has evolved many social institutions.Take a look at yor payroll deductions and ask if these seem like a cooperative community investment or "entitlements". i do appreciate the acknowlegment of the incredible citizens presented in the later half of the address.

  21. I'm sick of this channel being cowards and disabling comments on any video with a black in it. Are you afraid we will dare to name Smollett accurately?

  22. The Democrat Party has gone completely Anti-American!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It sickening to see these people not approve with supporting our country and our People. All they care about is illegal immigration so they get illegal votes for their radical nation killing policies. They want to destroy America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. YEH???? HOW ABOUT DEMS WHO DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE SECURITY OF THEIR FELLOW AMERICANS WHO ARE SUFFERING TOO LONG THE RESULTS OF OPEN BORDER AND INVASION OF CRIMINALS????? WHY THIS IS NOT BE FOUGHT BY YOU????? HYPOCRITES. THERE IS A SAYING THAT SAYS. FENCE MAKES GOOD NEIGHBORS. IT IS NOT RESONATES IN DEMS AT ALL. THEY ARE ONLY ABOUT USING POWER TO BENEFIT THE ELECTED AND THEIR RELATIVES. SO EVIL. YOUR TRUE COLOR IS EXPOSED. YOU ARE NOT FOR [PEOPLE. YOU ARE JUST FOR POWER AND MONEY.

  24. Buzz looks worried, maybe its cause he knows we know why. Check out the operations manual of the luna rover clearly states its battery temperature freshold cannot exceed a value, which happens to be a lot lower than the moon's average daily temperature.

  25. When I look at those sitting democrats, they remind me of grumpy feminists who are offended by everything.

  26. How do Democrats not clap and support our president stopping human trafficking? But they will clap for abortion? Democrats are evil.

  27. Yes, i,m a street vendor from Pomona California94767 it,s belongs to the angeles california US.

  28. Aw frump. Think anyone on here praising you has looked up the video of you stating you are highly pro-choice? Fat, orange, lying POS.

  29. Every Place Our President Trump Goes The Holy Spirit grabs Every evil unseen demon & Tosses All Of Them In a Dry Bright Place To Suffer The Lords Light.! Amen 🙏. Glory To God In The Highest & Peace To All His Children On Earth 🌎 Amen 🙏

  30. You Go Against God’s Chosen 1 You Go Against God.!
    May The Lord Have Mercy On All Your Demond infested Soul’s.!
    Repent, Repent, Repent AMEN 🙏.!!!

  31. Nancy Pelosi Put Illegals In your yard it’s Fenced In.! 🍿😁👍🏼
    Pelosi Keep Smiling Illegals Will Love 💕 Living With You.! 🇺🇸 🍿😊👍🏼

  32. 🇺🇸 I Veronica Lake Voted Donald Trump into Office TO BUILD THAT WALL.! 🇺🇸 🍿🥤😁👍🏼
    President Donald Trump A #1 Businessman knows U.S.A. & The World’s business & This World Will Be #1 Again 🌍 🌎 🌏.!
    🇺🇸 Glory To God In The Highest & Peace To All His Children On 🌍 🌎 🌏 Amen 🙏.! 🇺🇸 🍿🥤😁👍🏼

  33. People Better Start Reading The Lord’s Word’s The Bible.!
    Remember Jesus Died For Our Sin’s We The People Have The White Light & Power To Make Evil Run.! Amen 🙏

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