Trump to proclaim ‘New American Moment’ in State of the Union address
President Trump plans to declare a “New American Moment” in his first official State of the Union address to Congress, according to excerpts released ahead of Tuesday’s prime-time speech.
“This is our New American Moment,” Trump will say. “There has never been a better time to start living the American dream.”
The excerpts show Trump will tout first-year accomplishments like “massive tax cuts,” regulation rollbacks and more.
Echoing remarks earlier in the day in which he said he’ll seek unity, he also is vowing to extend an “open hand” to members of both parties to “protect our citizens, of every background, color, and creed,” in an apparent reference to DACA and immigration talks.
Further, he calls for bipartisan cooperation on infrastructure: “I am asking both parties to come together to give us the safe, fast, reliable, and modern infrastructure our economy needs and our people deserve.”
“Together, we are building a safe, strong and proud America,” Trump says, using a phrase the White House says is the theme of his speech.