On Tuesday night, President Trump conveyed his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. Here, a full transcript of the president’s comments, as conveyed.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. VP, individuals from Congress, the principal woman of the United States, and my kindred Americans:
Short of what one year has gone since I initially remained at this platform, in this superb chamber, to talk in the interest of the American individuals—and to address their worries, their expectations, and their fantasies. That night, our new organization had officially made the quick move. Another tide of positive thinking was at that point clear over our property.
In the course of the most recent year, we have gained staggering ground and made phenomenal progress. We have confronted challenges we expected, and others we would never have envisioned. We have partaken in the statures of triumph and the torments of hardship. We persisted surges and flames and tempests. Be that as it may, through everything, we have seen the excellence of America’s spirit, and the steel in America’s spine.
We saw outsiders protecting outsiders from a hail of gunfire on the Las Vegas strip.
We heard stories of Americans like Coast Guard Petty Officer Ashlee Leppert, who is here today around evening time in the exhibition with Melania. Ashlee was on board one of the primary helicopters on the scene in Houston amid Hurricane Harvey. Through 18 hours of wind and rain, Ashlee conquered live electrical cables and profound water, to help spare more than 40 lives.
A few trials over the previous year touched this chamber actually. With us today around evening time is one of the hardest individuals ever to serve in this House—a person who took a shot, nearly passed on and had returned to work three-and-a-half months after the fact: the legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise. I think they like you, Steve.
In the consequence of that loathsome shooting, we met up, not as Republicans or Democrats, but rather as agents of the general population. Be that as it may, it isn’t sufficient to meet up just in the midst of disaster. Today around evening time, I endless supply of us to set aside our disparities, to search out shared belief, and to summon the solidarity we have to convey to the general population. This is extremely the key. These are the general population we were chosen to serve.
So let us start today around evening time by perceiving that the condition of our Union is solid on the grounds that our kin is solid.
Furthermore, together, we are building a sheltered, solid, and pleased America.
Since the race, we have made 2.4 million new occupations, incorporating 200,000 new employment in assembling alone. Huge numbers. After forever and a day of wage stagnation, we are at long last observing rising wages.
In the blink of an eye thereafter, many nations voted in the United Nations General Assembly against America’s sovereign ideal to settle on this choice. In 2016, American citizens liberally sent those same nations more than $20 billions in help.
Past experience has shown us that lack of concern and concessions just welcome animosity and incitement. I won’t rehash the missteps of past organizations that got us into this extremely risky position.
For whatever length of time that we believe in our qualities, confidence in our subjects, and trust in our God, we won’t come up short.
Our families will flourish. Our kin will flourish. Also, our country will perpetually be sheltered and solid and glad and forceful and free. Thank you, and God bless America. Goodbye.”