US President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address on February 4. Free News chose the most important thing from what the head of the White House said at a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
At the beginning of his speech, Trump drew attention to the successes achieved by the American economy. According to him, the unemployment rate among African – Americans and Latinos reached the lowest level in US history, and for the women – the lowest level in 70 years. The President said that since his election, 7 million new jobs have been created in the country.
Separately, he mentioned the conclusion of “fair trade agreements” that benefit the United States. The American leader recalled that this year he signed an agreement on the first phase of the trade deal between the United States and China, and also signed a new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada — the USMCA.
He noted that the US has invested a record $2.2 trillion in the country’s Armed forces. The head of the White House also recalled the creation of a new kind of troops — Space.
Speaking about foreign policy, he described the successes briefly: the US is again respected in the world, and the enemies are retreating. According to Trump, the United States is committed to “restoring democracy” in Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba. He also addressed the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who was present in the hall, saying that the US considers him the “true and legitimate” President.
In his speech, the American leader touched on the situation in the health sector. Donald Trump spoke about the fight against the opioid epidemic and noted that the US is successfully cooperating with China in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. He promised that the US administration would take all necessary steps to protect the country’s citizens from this threat. Trump expressed confidence that the country’s authorities will be able to put an end to the AIDS epidemic in the United States by the end of the decade.
The US President called for the adoption of a law prohibiting abortion in the later stages. “Regardless of whether we are Republicans, Democrats or independents, we certainly all agree that every human life is a Holy gift from the Lord,” the white house chief stressed.
Donald Trump also called on Congress to Fund space programs so that the United States becomes the first country to land a female astronaut on the moon’s surface, as well as plant its flag on Mars.
Quite a large part of the speech was devoted to illegal immigration. The President noted that the number of cases of illegal crossing of the US border is significantly reduced as the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. “We have already completed more than 100 miles and will have completed 500 miles completely by the beginning of next year,” Trump added.
The Iranian regime must give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons and stop spreading terror, death, and destruction, the US President stressed. According to trump, the Iranian economy has seriously weakened due to tough US sanctions.
Donald Trump has confirmed his desire to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan and “to put an end to the longest war of America.” He also added that the US seeks to protect the lives of Americans and end conflicts involving America in the Middle East.