In doing so his Middle East message reflected the rest of his speech: Both a lap of honour for his first year and a reminder to his supporters of the work to come, all dressed up in an "America first" message.
The administration is expected to release a full version of its infrastructure improvement plan in February, though the draft proposal includes providing incentives for local governments to build revenue streams for projects and expanding existing federal loan programs, CNBC reported.
"I think we have a lack of leadership in the White House".
This speech was a notable departure from the braggadocios Trump of the campaign trail and basically every time he speaks without a teleprompter.
Trump's speech lasted 1 hour and 20 minutes - the third-longest State of the Union in history.
Shortly after, the UN's General Assembly (UNGA) voted the declaration as "null and void".
My prediction: give it a week, a couple tweetstorms and an off-the-cuff comment and everything that happened last night will be irrelevant.
The CBS poll showed that 81 percent of respondents said they felt Trump's speech united the country, while 19 percent said it was divisive.
Perhaps the worst part of Trump'saddress was that he seemed to unnecessarily insist on applause.
Republicans gave the President 75 standing ovations during his address, but many noted that Trump's victory lap did little to lay a path forward.
Ian Bremmer: Yes, not dire, certainly not the inauguration speech that we heard a year ago, but took a couple of significant whacks at China.
"The changes to regulatory reviews are likely to be a poison pill for many Congressional Democrats if it weakens environmental protections", Ed Mills, a policy analyst at Raymond James, wrote in a note to clients on Wednesday. "However, the proposed cuts to family immigration and elimination of protections to unaccompanied children are deeply troubling", said Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, who is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration.
India would be paying close attention to the first three issues - immigration, trade and terrorism - read along with his remarks reiterating his new strategy in Afghanistan.
What big televised political events like the State of the Union and the presidential debates consistently do is drive users to the internet to search for words, concepts, facts, and figures they are curious about. But he mixed optimism with fear, and failed to elicit cheer from the Democrats who mostly sat through it in silence.
"We have ended the war on American energy", the president said.
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Trump's first major policy accomplishment was the new tax law, just passed last month. "I think it's real clear", Jordan said. The State of the Union is one of Trump's main opportunities this year to make a pitch to the American public.
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She added that Trump has full faith in FBI Director Christopher Wray , and has put the personnel decision at the FBI in his hands. Some guy stapled together scenes from 127 movies to create this cover of The Proclaimer's 1988 song "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)".
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The Eagles united the Fitzgerald family, and much like the game, helping Cole was a team effort, his father Bill Fitzgerald said. They've gone through training sessions and each volunteer received at least 8 pieces of a uniform they'll wear each day.
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I like to imagine McGahn literally curling up into the fetal position on his office floor when he heard Trump float that idea. The president was asked about the report on Friday as he arrived at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Interestingly Harry Kane (7.85) is the only Spurs player who averages a better rating in the Premier League this campaign. Phase two of making the grade begins with Manchester United's visit to Wembley tomorrow morning (Singapore time).
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Trump had recently held back on harsher language after having threatened last year to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea. Trump recounted the tearful story of Ji Seong-ho, a North Korean defector , during his first State of the Union address .
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Gill said, "Upset and mad because people come here for a better future, and not just a better future, we come with good values". That came as a relief, particularly to some Republican moderates who have chafed at Trump's fondness for attack.
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Trump "was advantaged by inheriting a growing economy", Hoyer said , adding that Democrats were "disappointed by the speech". And then there's Melania's fashion selection: an all-white Christian Dior pantsuit and Dolce & Gabbana blouse .