“To any in Congress who do not believe we should enforce our laws, I would ask you this question: what would you say to the American family that loses their jobs, their income, or a loved one, because America refused to uphold its laws and defend its 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.”
It was his finest hour and perhaps one of the best speeches by any president ever given to Congress. Yes, it was that good. However, if you were one of the lefty nay-sayers on a scavenger hunt looking for flaws, hoping that President Trump would somehow fail, then you must be extremely disappointed. The President reached out to all Americans tonight and offer a plan for American success, one that is reasonable, believable and doable.
“We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption by imposing a 5 year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials — and a lifetime ban on becoming lobbyists for a foreign government.”
There were many times that democrats, who sat across the isle from the republicans, found it difficult to stay in their seats, surrounded by a resounding applause for school choice, backing up our law enforcement community, honoring our veterans, regulatory reform, tax reform, keeping jobs at home, wiping ISIS the murderers of so many innocent men, women and children, off the face of the earth. He spoke of rebuilding our infrastructure, and fair merit-based immigration reform and so much more. This was truly a great time for those of us who have previously only seen one side of Donald Trump. Tonight we saw a leader who reached across party lines and spoke about core American issues and core American values, this what we can all support and should support.
The republican party has been berated, vilified and beaten down for years. They (GOP) are not used to this kind victory and they’re still in shock, still making adjustments and acclimating. For many of those in Congress who are true patriots, who may have become disillusioned with the division, bickering and unending roadblocks, this speech is just what they needed to hear to get back in the game. Their mission has never been made more clear, do it for America, put America first, leave partisan politics behind and lets get America back on track. These are my words, but it’s what I took away from the president’s message.
Let me make this absolutely clear, Trump was more bi-partisan than ever before and he delivered exactly what the left and the right needed to hear. He was eloquent, succinct and reassuring to all. If you missed this speech I urge you to do yourself a favor, seek it out and read or listen for yourself. For the full context of his speech click the following link.