The State of the Union is an annual speech given by the President of the United States. During the government shutdown, political leaders decided to delay the speech. The State of the Union is a controversial event for opposing political leaders. In this year’s address, President Trump talked about his success from the previous two years.
Immigration is one of the most controversial topics in the United States. There are millions of people on both sides of the argument who are passionate about this issue. President Trump promised his supporters that he would build a wall along the border with Mexico. However, he has not been able to accomplish his goal so far in his term. Many political leaders do not think a wall is a viable solution. Instead, these people want to spend the money on other priorities. During his speech last night, President Trump called for a new dialogue concerning the border wall.
President Trump repeatedly talked about positive economic growth in the United States. He discussed how the unemployment rate is at the lowest point in over five decades. He also credited the recent tax cuts for boosting economic growth.
Although economic growth is strong, some people feel like only wealthy individuals are benefiting from the growth. Many opposing political leaders have called for higher tax rates on business owners.
President Trump called for unity from both political parties during his speech. Over the past few months, many individuals have become dismayed about the lack of cooperation between political parties. Although the vast majority of people are skeptical about the political parties working together, President Trump sounded confident about working with opposing political leaders.
Another issue that President Trump discussed was national defense. He is a staunch proponent of a robust military. After taking office, he drastically increased the money spent on defense. He also pulled troops of Syria recently. He feels like the United States should not be responsible for problems around the world.