Last night President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress outlining his plans to “Make America Great Again.” The president covered a lot of territory in the almost 70 minute speech, beginning with a call for unity among americans.
Watch the complete speech and read the entire text, at the very end of this post.
You may have watched the speech and came away with your own opinion of the president’s remarks. Here’s a look at some of the media headlines, which shows how each came away with a different approach.
As a side note, Breitbart’s entire front page is devoted to various segments of the presidents speech. You can ready those stories HERE.
FiveThirtyEight: Trump’s Speech Was Quiet — And Quietly Radical
Reviews of President Trump’s first address to Congress on Tuesday night seem to be converging around a single theme: It was Trump at his most subdued. “Trump Softens Tone in Outlining Goals,” read the lead headline on The New York Times homepage Wednesday morning. The Washington Post commented on Trump’s “milder tone”; The Wall Street Journal said the address “turned from the ominous language” of his campaign speeches; Politico went with “Trump tries on normal.”
NBC News: Trump Address: President Lays Out Bold Agenda With Softer Tone
It was Donald Trump at his most presidential.
In his first address to Congress, President Trump defended controversial policies pushed by his administration and optimistically outlined a bold agenda highlighted by immigration reform, an expansive infrastructure program and reform of the nation’s health care system.
Fox News: Trump, in speech to Congress, calls to ‘restart the engine’ of US economy
President Trump declared Tuesday that a “new chapter of American greatness is now beginning” as he made economic revival the centerpiece of his first address to Congress – issuing a clarion call to “restart the engine of the American economy” through tax cuts, better trade deals, immigration enforcement and a $1 trillion infrastructure program.
USA Today: Trump to Congress: ‘The time for trivial fights is behind us’
President Trump used his first address to Congress on Tuesday to proclaim American greatness and push an ambitious agenda of economic nationalism, declaring, “The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us.”
In a speech that combined his “America First” campaign themes with the first outlines of a legislative program, Trump opened the possibility of a comprehensive immigration deal, pitched $1 trillion for “Buy American, Hire American” infrastructure spending, and said he would propose “historic” tax cuts
RealClearPolitics: GOP Urges Trump to Use Bully Pulpit on Health Care
President Trump edged into the bully pulpit Tuesday in his address to a joint session of Congress with a fresh push for Republican-driven health care reform, marking a late arrival into a fray that for weeks has engulfed GOP lawmakers at fiery town-hall meetings.
In his remarks in the House chamber, Trump devoted only a few minutes of his sprawling speech to one of his biggest policy priorities. But congressional Republicans hope the president’s remarks will herald the start of a larger offensive by the White House to sell Americans on their proposed reforms and persuade uncertain lawmakers to back legislation.
Bloomberg TV: President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress, returning to themes from his campaign on infrastructure and jobs. Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli examines reaction from Republicans and how Trump may proceed on tax and health care reform. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
RealClearPolitics: Full Replay: President Trump Addresses Joint Session Of Congress