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Trump’s speech to Congress: help friends, to be resolute enemies

The US President Donald trump made in Congress with the annual speech «state of the Union» (State of the Union). This performance took place a year after the inauguration of the 45th American President.

In the speech, trump was affected by the main topics of internal and foreign policy of the US over the last year.

Israeli media pay particular attention to that part of his speech, which was devoted to the Jewish state and the Middle East.

Donald trump recalled that in December adopted a decision on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, he noted that earlier the Senate approved this decision unanimously. The American President alluded to the fact that dozens of countries then voted in the UN General Assembly against the sovereign rights of America in recognition of this fact. «American taxpayers generously sent each year to these countries billions of dollars in aid,» he recalled. «That’s why tonight I ask Congress to pass a law that would have helped to create a situation where American dollars of foreign aid has always served the interests of America and went exclusively to the friends of America,» the President added, stressing his desire to strengthen relations with friends and the restoration of the «clear» position in relation to enemies.

Trump reiterated his support for the people of Iran in their struggle for freedom «against the corrupt dictatorship». He asked Congress to study the «fundamental flaws in the horrific nuclear deal with Iran.»

The us President recalled that a year ago promised along with its allies «to wipe ISIS from the face of the Earth.» «A year later I’m proud to report that the coalition won the IG, freed nearly 100 percent of the territory, recently captured these murderers in Iraq and Syria and other regions. But there is still a lot of work. We will continue our fighting until ISIS is defeated,» said trump.

In his speech, trump never mentioned the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Speech to Congress, Donald trump began by mentioning his mission: to re-make America «great for all Americans.» He said that over the year there has been incredible progress, but noted that victory was accompanied by appalling disasters, which was named the flood, wildfires, hurricanes, shooting people in Las Vegas. The President expressed his condolences to the relatives of the deceased and spoke words of support for recovering.

According to trump, after the election was created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200 thousand new jobs at industrial enterprises. «After years of stagnating salaries, we’re finally seeing wage growth. Applications for unemployment benefits reached a 45-year low. Unemployment in the African-American sector today is at the lowest level ever recorded, and unemployment in the Latin American sector has also reached its lowest level in history,» said trump.

The American President referred to the record levels of small business and the stock market, the improvement of the situation in the sphere of pension provision. It was emphasised that it fulfills its obligations on reduction of taxes.

Trump has called on Congress to develop a bill that provides for the allocation of us $ 1.5 trillion on upgrading infrastructure in the country.

One of the priority issues the President called the decline in prices in USA prescription drug.

Special attention to trump’s speech before Congress was devoted to the fight against terror. The President noted that his predecessor «reckless released hundreds of dangerous terrorists,» among whom was the founder of the «Islamic state» Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. While trump has announced that it has cancelled the decree of Barack Obama on the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba and instructed the defense Minister to reconsider the matter.

Donald trump stressed that terrorists must be destroyed, and «if necessary, to detain and interrogate them.» He urged Congress to adopt laws that will more effectively combat terrorism.

The President said that the United States will continue to exert maximum pressure on the DPRK, while Pyongyang will not abandon its nuclear ambitions. «We are faced with the regimes of rogue terrorist groups and rivals like China and Russia who challenge our interests, our economy and our values,» said trump. He called to upgrade and rebuild the U.S. nuclear Arsenal.

Donald trump reiterated their intention to change the unfavorable U.S. trade agreements. «The era of economic capitulation is over. Now we expect that trade relations are fair and, most importantly, mutually beneficial. We will work on correcting bad trade agreements and to conclude new ones. We will protect American labor and American intellectual property, strictly following our rules of trade,» – said the President of the United States.

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Trump’s speech to Congress: help friends, to be resolute enemies 31.01.2018

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