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President Trump Delivers His Second State of the Union Address

Tuesday, FDonald J. Trump at 2019 State of the Union (46092930285) (cropped).jpgebruary 5, 2019, Washington D.C. President Trump delivered his second State of the Union Address. The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda,” the President told Congress as he opened his second State of the Union address. “It’s the agenda of the American people”… “I ask you to choose greatness”.

During the speech, Trump discussed bipartisanship, the economy, jobs, unemployment, tax reform, energy production, unity, the opioid crisis, prison reform, immigration, border security, trade, infrastructure, prescription drugs, HIV/AIDS, cancer issues, family leave, late-term abortion, national security, US relationship with North Korea, Venezuela, the Middle East, ISIS, Afghanistan and Iran.

Pres. Trump also explained why his administration decided to withdraw from  Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles) that was signed by Pres. Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev on 12/08/1987.

Protests
A group of female Democratic members of Congress wore white  (the color of the women’s suffrage movement)  to bring notice to women’s rights. They also handed out white ribbons to males. Several Democratic members of congress boycotted Trump’s speech in protest, including  Earl Blumenauer, Steve Cohen, John Lewis, and Hank Johnson.
The speech lasted 82 minutes, making it the third longest State of the Union Address. During the address, President Trump announced his next summit  with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The summit is planned to take place on February 27–28, 2019 in  Vietnam.
Sources of information and video – White House press, US Dept of State and Wikipedia online encyclopedia

Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen

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