Donald Trump delivered a message to the Congress “On the state of the country”. In it, the US President noted that his administration over the past two years has made “rapid progress” in the US economy, and the country’s armed forces have become the most powerful in the world. He also raised again the issue of financing the wall on the border with Mexico.
“After 24 months of rapid progress, our economy is the envy of the world, our military is the most powerful on earth, and America is winning day by day,” Trump said.
“We have launched a revolution in the US energy sector — the US is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world,” he said. The only thing that can stop a strong us economy is “stupid wars, politics or ridiculous guerrilla investigations,” the President stressed.
“If you want peace and laws, there should be no wars and investigations,” he said and called on the Democratic and Republican parties to cooperate. “We should exercise leadership not as two parties, but as one nation”, Trump said, adding that politicians should “find compromises and cooperate.” “Both sides must be able to unite for the great restoration of America’s crumbling infrastructure.”
Strategically important barrier
Trump called on Congress for the remaining 10 days before the start of the new “shutdown” to adopt a budget that will strengthen the border with Mexico and end immigration.
“Congress has ten days left to pass a bill that will Finance our authorities, protect our homeland and ensure the security of our southern border. Our moral obligation is to create an immigration system that can protect the lives and jobs of our citizens,” Trump said.
He said that he would achieve the construction of the wall.
“My administration has sent to Congress a proposal based on common sense and aimed at ending the crisis on our southern border. It includes plans to create a new physical barrier or wall. I will ensure that it is built,” said the owner of the White House.
Trump noted that this will be a strategically important barrier through which you can see the other side. The American President stressed that the wall will be built of steel, not concrete.
“It will be built in places that, according to border control officers, need it most. Just build a wall, the wall will save lives. Let’s work together to reach a compromise that will make America safer,” the President said.
The construction of the wall on the border with Mexico was one of the points of trump’s election program. In 2016, he confirmed his intention to build a wall. Trump believes that the wall will protect the country from illegal migration and asks for more than $ 5 billion for its construction. Democrats believe that the project is costly and inefficient.
Due to the fact that the Democrats refused to provide the President with the money necessary for the construction of the wall, the longest “shutdown” in the history of the country began in the US. It lasted a record 35 days.
Recall, because of the” shutdown” Trump’s speech with an appeal to Congress, scheduled for January 29, was canceled.