Trump's speech to Congress puts America first, dozens of times

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi plans to invite a young immigrant who could be hurt by Trump's plans to take on illegal immigration.

"The president of the United States and the American people expect our allies to keep their word and to do more in our common defense, and the president expects real progress by the end of 2017", Vice President Mike Pence said at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels last month.

Construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border will begin soon.

Mr. Trump's speech was "far from comparable to Obama's speech", noted the Hollywood Reporter; "Obama's first congressional address dwarfed Trump's Tuesday night speech", declared Raw Story.

This is the Trump they want; a president focused on policy instead of unending feuds with an unending list of enemies waged from the Oval Office one tweet at a time. On Monday, speaking to state governors from across the United States, Mr Trump conceded a well-known fact, saying: "I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject". "I thought tonight was a bold, powerful speech", Cruz said to Fox News.

Pelosi said Trump has failed to carry out his most important campaign promise. In place of Obamacare, Trump has pushed for a system reliant on Health Care Savings Accounts.

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Republicans by and large hailed the speech. For a Congress that has Republican majorities in the House and Senate, there was an expectation of speedier action. "Is this aggressive? No - Bush signed his tax cut into effect in June", the team of economists led by Joe Lavorgna said while also noting that corporate tax reform could be tied into infrastructure spending where there's already bipartisan support. They were his main constituency.

"What the president says to the working people and what the president does for the wealthy and special interests are at odds", he said on Twitter.


U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress, Washington D.C., February 28, 2017.

A central theme of the speech was Trump's doctrine of economic nationalism as he pledged to prioritise American companies and revive the manufacturing industry.

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Another survey by CNN/ORC found that 70 percent said the speech made them feel more optimistic about the direction of the country.

Some 44% of Americans think Mr Trump is doing a good job, according to the RealClearPolitics poll average, a historic low for modern presidents after a month in office.

In October, his team announced that the private sector would play a role in helping fix America's road and bridges - a goal that Trump reinforced yesterday.

Lasting shift or moment in time?

But Democrats accused the president of prioritising rhetoric over reality. "But actually doing the work, [it's] yet to be seen if he can do that".

Practice makes flawless, it is said.

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