Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech Highlights| We represent the most extraordinary nation in all history: US president
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for rejecting politics of revenge, resistance and retribution, but insisted on building a wall along the US-Mexico border as he appeared before a divided Congress for his annual State of the Union address. His calls for reconciliation were met with mostly stone-faced silence from Democrats, who bitterly oppose his agenda and accuse him of hastening the decline in cross-party cooperation.The president and the Democrats had a record 35-day standoff with the Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over his proposed controversial wall along the US-Mexico border, which shut down the government and postponed the address which was earlier scheduled on January 29.Here are the highlights:
We represent the most extraordinary nation in all of history: Trump
“Together, we represent the most extraordinary nation in all of history,” said US president Donald Trump.8:55 am IST
To ensure corrupt dictatorship doesn’t acquire nuclear weapons, I withdrew US from Iran nuclear deal: Trump
“It is a radical regime in Iran, which does bad bad things, to ensure this corrupt dictatorship doesn’t acquire nuclear weapons, I withdrew the US from Iran nuclear deal. We put in place toughest sanctions ever imposed by us on a country,” said Donald Trump.8:52 am IST
May be able to cut troop numbers in Afghanistan: Trump
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was holding “constructive talks” with groups in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, and would be able to reduce the US troop presence and focus on counter-terrorism as it makes progress.
“We do not know whether we will achieve an agreement - but we do know that after two decades of war, the hour has come to at least try for peace,” Trump said in his annual State of the Union address.8:45 am IST
We are born free, we will stay: Donald Trump
“We are born free, we will stay free,” said US president Donald Trump.8:40 am IST
Trump to meet North Korean leader Feb 27
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons.
Trump has said his outreach to Kim and their first meeting last June in Singapore opened a path to peace. But there is not yet a concrete plan for how denuclearization could be implemented.
Denuclearizing North Korea is something that has eluded the US for more than two decades, since it was first learned that North Korea was close to acquiring the means for nuclear weapons.
“As part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula,” Trump said in his State of the Union address.8:30 am IST
Budget will include request for funding to defeat AIDS: Trump
MY budget will include request for funding to defeat AIDS within in 10 years, said US president Donald Trump.8:25 am IST
Our leaders, not China, to be blamed for taking advantage of us: Trump
“We recently imposed tariffs on 250 billion dollars of Chinese goods&now our treasury is receiving billions&billions of dollars. But I don’t blame China for taking advantage of us,I blame our leaders&representatives for allowing this travesty to happen,” said US president Donald Trump.8:21 am IST
China ‘theft’ of US jobs, wealth must ‘come to an end’: Trump
President Donald Trump on Tuesday told Congress that Washington’s aggressive trade negotiations with Beijing would mean an end to China’s alleged “theft” of US jobs and wealth.
He also called on China to make the kind of far-reaching “structural” changes to industrial policy that analysts say Beijing is likely to resist.
“We are now making it clear to China that after years of targeting our industries, and stealing our intellectual property, the theft of American jobs and wealth has come to an end,” Trump said in his annual State of the Union address.
Any agreement with Beijing “must include real, structural change to end unfair trade practices,” Trump said.8:18 am IST
We have more women in workforce than ever before: Trump
“All, Americans should be proud, we have more women in the workforce than ever before, and not only in the workforce but also Congress,” said Donald Trump in his second State of The Union address8:15 am IST
Most people earlier voted for a wall, but proper wall never got built. I will get it built: Trump
“In the past, most of the people in this room voted for a wall, but the proper wall never got built. I will get it built,” said US president Donald Trump on building a wall along the Southern border of America.8:12 am IST
Put cartels, human traffickers out of business: Trump
“Now is the time for the Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business,” said US president Donald Trump.8:07 am IST
Illegal immigrants a threat to society in countless ways
“Illegal immigrants are a a threat to society in countless ways. The working class has to bear the burden of illegal immigration. O in three women is sexually assaulted going towards north,” said US president Donald Trump on the need to defend the Southern border of America.8:00 am IST
Must be united at home to defeat our adversaries abroad
“We must be united at home to defeat our adversaries abroad,” said US president Trump in his State of The Union address as he asked of everyone to choose greatness.7:55 am IST
Together, we can break decades of political stalemate: Trump
“Together, we can break decades of political stalemate … tonight I ask you to choose greatness”, said US president Donald Trump at his second State of The Union address.7:50 am IST
US economy is growing twice as fast as when I took office: Trump
“US economy is growing twice as fast as when I took office. Anyone is not even close,” said US president Donald Trump at his second State of The Union address.7:48 am IST
Must reject the politics of revenge: Donald Trump
“We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution,” Trump told Congress near the beginning of his State of the Union address, claiming in his speech that he is putting forward “the agenda of the United States.” “An economic miracle is taking place in the United States -- and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations,” the US president said.7:45 am IST
No one can compete with America: Trump
This year, American astronauts will go back to space on American brackets. In the 20th century, America saved freedom, we defined the middle class. No one can compete with America, said president Donald Trump at his second State of The Union address.7:43 am IST
Hoping we will govern not as two parties but as one nation: Donald Trump
“Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now, gathered in this great chamber, hoping that we will govern not as two parties but as one nation,” US president as he began his second State of The Union address.7:40 am IST
Donald Trump begins his second State of The Union address
US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC and began addressing his second State of The Union address.7:34 am IST
Donald Trump’s set to deliver State of the Union speech
President Donald Trump headed to Capitol Hill on Tuesday night to deliver what aides called a message of bipartisan unity in his first address to Congress in the new era of divided government, but any hope of harmony was dispelled long before he left the White House.