Tonight, President Trump fulfilled his constitutional duty to address the Congress on the state of the union.
Taking place after the longest government shut down in American history, the American people needed to see an optimistic president that calls for bipartisanship and unity, while affirming American greatness.
President Trump delivered on just that, in perhaps his greatest speech yet.
After honoring Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans, it’s hard to see how any American can’t fall in love with our great president.
While Democrats may not have agreed with everything he said, there’s no denying that the country is in a much better position under Trump’s leadership.
Here’s 10 unforgettable moments from the 2019 State of the Union address:
1) Calls for Bipartisanship
The president started out his speech with precisely what the nation needs to hear right now, that Congress needs to come together, for the American people:
The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or Democrat agenda, it is the agenda of the American people.
Many of us have campaigned on the same core promises, to defend American jobs and demand fair trade for American workers, to rebuild and revitalize our nation’s infrastructure, to reduce the price of health care and prescription drugs, to create an immigration system that is safe, lawful, modern and secure, and to pursue a foreign policy that puts America’s interests first.
2) The Current Economic Boom
There’s no question that the current economy has some of the best unemployment numbers in American history.
Over the last two years, my administration has moved with a urgency and historic speed to confront problems neglected by leaders of both parties over many decades.
In just over two years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom, a boom that has rarely been seen before.
There has been nothing like it.
We have created 5.3 million new jobs, and importantly, added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs, something which almost everyone said was impossible to do, but the fact is, we are just getting started.
3) No Backing Down on Illegal Immigration
After the government reopened, with no wall funding, conservatives and Trump supporters have been quite skeptical of the president’s commitment to his campaign promise of building a wall on our southern border.
Rest assured, his stance hasn’t softened:
I want people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally. Tonight, I’m asking you to defend are very dangerous southern border out of love and devotion to our fellow citizens and our country. No issue better illustrates the divide between America’s working-class and America’s political class than illegal immigration. Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders, while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards.
The President called out the swamp for putting walls around their own homes but not America’s.
He also promised that ICE will never be abolished, like some radical liberals have proposed.
4) Democrats Cheer when POTUS Talks of Women?
Certainly the most awkward moment of the night.
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 6, 2019
When discussing advances made by women in the current economy, the newly-elected Democratic women erupted loudly, almost as if they were celebrating themselves.
And exactly one century after the Congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in the Congress than ever before.
But yes, not only did President Trump get Democrats to applaud, but also chant the unthinkable: “USA, USA!”
Who would’ve thought he could actually pull it off.
5) Stumping for New Trade Agreements
“Our new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement – or USMCA – will replace NAFTA and deliver for American workers: bringing back our manufacturing jobs, expanding American agriculture, protecting intellectual property, and ensuring that more cars are proudly stamped with the four beautiful words: MADE IN THE USA.”
The president didn’t stop there, he also made the case for the U.S. Reciprocal Trade Act:
Tonight, I am also asking you to pass the United States reciprocal trade act, so that if another country places an unfair tariff on an American product, we can charge them the exact same tariff on the same product that they sell to us.
Common sense, yet brilliant. Thank you, Mr. President.
6) Calls for New Infrastructure Plan
A new infrastructure bill to rebuild our decaying cities is one that Democrats should be able to get behind, as the president noted:
Both parties should be able to unite for a great rebuilding of America’s crumbling infrastructure.
I know that the Congress is eager to pass an infrastructure bill — and I am eager to work with you on legislation to deliver new and important infrastructure investment, including investments in the cutting edge industries of the future.
This is not an option. This is a necessity.
7) Pro-Life Commitment
This past week, New York passed a bill allowing for late-term abortion. Up until the second that the baby is actually born.
Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.
These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth.
To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.
While I didn’t expect the president to bring this up tonight, as a conservative, I genuinely appreciate it.
8) America Will Never Become Socialist
President Trump assured the nation that despite leftist rhetoric, America was founded on freedom, not socialism, and will remain that way.
Surely red-meat for his supporters and every red-blooded patriotic American:
Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence – not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free.
Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.
I can only imagine what Bernie, Pocahontas and Ocasio-Cortez looked like when the president made these remarks.
9) Ending the Endless Wars
After the president’s announced troop withdrawal from Syria and Iraq, neocons were furious.
Our brave troops have now been fighting in the middle east for almost 19 years.
In afghanistan and iraq, nearly 7,000 American heroes have given their lives. More than 52,000 Americans have been badly wounded. We have spent more than $7 trillion in the middle east.
As a candidate for president, I loudly pledged a new approach. Great nations do not fight endless wars.
When I took office, ISIS controlled more than 20,000 square miles in Iraq and Syria just two years ago.
Today, we have liberated virtually all of that territory from the grip of these bloodthirsty killers. Now, as we work with our allies to destroy the remnants of ISIS, it is time to give our brave warriors in Syria a warm welcome home.
The president ran on ending our involvement in the Middle East, and just like his other promises, he is delivering for the American people.
The swamp and military industrial-complex can call for more young men to die in the Middle East all they want, President Trump is bringing our soldiers back.
10) Optimistic Future for America
Without a doubt, President Trump ended his speech with a bang:
Our most exciting journeys still await. Our biggest victories are still to come.
We have not yet begun to dream. We must choose whether we are defined by our differences — or whether we dare to transcend them.
We must choose whether we will squander our inheritance — or whether we will proudly declare that we are Americans. We do the incredible. We defy the impossible. We conquer the unknown.
This is the time to re-ignite the American imagination. This is the time to search for the tallest summit, and set our sights on the brightest star.
This is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots. This is our future — our fate — and our choice to make.
I am asking you to choose greatness. No matter the trials we face, no matter the challenges to come, we must go forward together. We must keep America first in our hearts.
We must keep freedom alive in our souls. And we must always keep faith in America’s destiny — that one nation, under God, must be the hope and the promise and the light and the glory among all the nations of the world!
Thank you. God bless you, God bless America. Thank you very much.
No, Mr. President. Thank you.