Tuesday night President Donald Trump addressed Congress in what many are calling his most “presidential” speech to date.
Governor Phil Bryant said “Like President Trump said tonight, investing in the United States military will strengthen security domestically and abroad. Mississippi companies like Ingalls Shipguilding, Raytheon, Winchester and Airbus stand ready to provide our warfighters with the finest available equipment and technology.”
President Trump announced that he would be sending Congress a budget that would help rebuild the military. That budget calls for one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.
On that note, he paid tribute to Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was the first American combat death since President Trump took office. In what was an emotional moment for Owens’ wife, Carryn Owens, and everyone watching, all of Congress stood and applauded for over two minutes.
Joe Nosef, the Mississippi Republican Party Chairman said of the speech, “Tonight, President Trump offered an optimistic, bold vision for our country, emphasizing his plans to grow our economy and put our national security first.”
President Trump spent time talking about the replacement of Obamacare, and to allow Americans to choose for themselves their healthcare plan. Which was followed by a standing ovation by the Republican side of Congress.
“It must be the plan that they want, not the plan forced on them by our government,” said President Trump.
No speech about the country’s goal would be complete without mention of the infamous wall. He said the construction of a “great, great wall” would begin soon along the United States’ southern boarder.
“We want all Americans to succeed but that can’t happen in an environment of lawless chaos,” said POTUS.
“I appreciate President Trump for his enthusiasm to lead our nation. He has presented an ambitious agenda to keep our country safe, to improve the economy, and to make the federal government work more efficiently for its citizens,” said Senator Thad Cochran.
Senator Roger Wicker had this to say regarding the speech,”President Trump is working to fulfill the promises he made to the American people during his campaign. He is realistic about the state of our country and he is using his pragmatism to lay out a vision to unite Americas of different backgrounds and political views. He shared that vision with Congress and the American people tonight.”
POTUS also touched on defeating Isis, lowering the countries murder rate, and policy priorities.
For clips from the address to Congress listen below: