President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress was nothing less than inspirational, as he outlined a clear and productive path forward for country under his watch as Commander-In-Chief.
But don’t remind Democrats about the speech, as Congressional Democrats in attendance were still visibly upset over Trump’s defeat of their former standard-bearer and entitled presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
As Trump was announced by the Sergeant-at-Arms, cheers and jeers could be heard, as the women of the Democrat Caucus in the U.S.Congress sat quietly and protested Trump by wearing white in solidarity of women’s rights.
Apparently Democrats still believe that Trump is anti-woman.
Trump delivered the goods, expressing his belief in American exceptionalism and hope for a gleaming economy, as well as drawing a line in the sand in the ongoing war against “radical Islamic terrorism.”
We will stop the drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth — and we will expand treatment for those who have become so badly addicted.
At the same time, my Administration has answered the pleas of the American people for immigration enforcement and border security. By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone. 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 to our borders.
Our obligation is to serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the United States. We are also taking strong measures to protect our Nation from Radical Islamic Terrorism.
According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted for terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country. We have seen the attacks at home -– from Boston to San Bernardino to the Pentagon and yes, even the World Trade Center. We have seen the attacks in France, in Belgium, in Germany and all over the world.
That’s right. Trump uttered those three words that President Obama refused to say.
Trump called the ongoing global war on terrorism by it’s rightful name,
Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved. And every hurting family can find healing, and hope.
Reluctant and hesitant Republicans members of Congress were pleased with Trump’s speech of gutting Obamacare, rebuilding America’s infrastructure, and beefing up the U.S. military to combat “radical Islamic terrorism”and any threats to the American way of life.
Trump on Obamacare:
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.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) who ran and lost to Trump in the GOP presidential primary seamed smitten with the president’s remarks, putting out the following statement in complete support of his plan forward:
“For the first time since I’ve been in the Senate, Republicans are poised to enact real, meaningful and lasting reforms to protect Americans, rebuild our military, grow our economy, boost workers’ paychecks, replace ObamaCare with a better system, and remove the roadblocks to prosperity created by bureaucrats in Washington. The president has partners in both the House and Senate to pursue this bold agenda, and I was encouraged to see him make his case to the American people and urge Democrats to stop standing in the way of progress.
“I was especially pleased the president highlighted tax reform and replacing ObamaCare as top priorities, and I’m hopeful that in the coming months, we’ll be able to work together and put in place a simpler, fairer tax code that is both pro-growth and pro-family. Fixing our broken immigration system is crucial for our security and economic future, and I’m hopeful we can work in a bipartisan way to take the first necessary step in this process, which is securing our border and improving interior enforcement.
“As we work towards these goals, I’m sure there will be disagreements, but I’m more excited than ever about serving in the Senate at this moment in our nation’s history and the opportunity to improve the lives of all Americans.”
Another Floridian, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R), echoed what Senator Rubio said about Trump’s speech and focuses on the president’s proposed support for veterans and securing the borders.
“The President’s Joint Address tonight called for unity, laying out an optimistic and forward-looking vision of America. One message was clear: We can keep our promises and do right by the American people if we work together. I look forward to working with the Administration, and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in Congress, to improve care for our nation’s Veterans, support our men and women in uniform, secure our borders, invest in medical research, fix our infrastructure, and much more.”