GUAM – With the collective attention of the legislature and country focused squarely on him, President Donald Trump took the opportunity to highlight some of the successes that have been obtained during his time in office, starting with the health of the US economy. An all time low in the unemployment rate which coincides with a boom in the amount of employed Americans, natural gas production and tax cuts implemented since his election were all major points of emphasis throughout his address.
Once done with the light boasting of the success of the nation, president Trump then began to point to the numerous matters of concern he feels threatens the progress made thus far. Chief among his concerns, illegal immigration. With an audience composed of the senators and representatives who have presently stood firm in their opposition of president Trump’s national budget which led to a standoff and a record 35 day long partial federal government shutdown, Trump reiterated his desire for a wall to protect the US southern border and tighten the immigration process.
The broad agenda of president Trump was laid out and went full circle, starting with his intent to ban late term abortions and hitting a climax as he made good on a long time threat issued to Russia, announcing that the US had officially withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The INF treaty has been honored since 1988, when US and Russian officials agreed to eliminate all land-based ballistic and cruise missiles, with ranges of 500–1,000 kilometers (310–620 mi) (short medium-range) and 1,000–5,500 km (620–3,420 mi) (intermediate-range). The treaty did not cover air- or sea-launched missiles.
You can view the 2019 State of the Union Address in its entirety at the link below: