Elizabeth Entenman
January 31, 2018 6:47 am
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On Tuesday, January 30th, Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. (Despite originally printing “State of the Uniom” on the tickets.) The theme for his speech was “a safe, strong, and proud America.” During his address, Trump said he “made incredible progress and achieved extraordinary success” during his first year in office. (Despite his 38% approval rating.) He praised the new Republican tax plan and called for bipartisan support for a $1.5 billion infrastructure bill. Then, Trump moved on to immigration. He outlined the four pillars of his terrifying and xenophobic immigration plan, including doing away with the visa lottery and implementing a “merit-based immigration system.” If you missed the address, don’t worry — you can listen to State of the Union online.

Trump announced that the House and the Senate will vote on an immigration reform package in the next few weeks. “In recent months, my Administration has met extensively with both Democrats and Republicans to craft a bipartisan approach to immigration reform,” Trump said in his address. “Based on these discussions, we presented the Congress with a detailed proposal that should be supported by both parties as a fair compromise — one where nobody gets everything they want, but where our country gets the critical reforms it needs.”

Listen to State of the Union address in full below.

You can also read the full State of the Union transcript.

It’s not exactly light reading, but it’s important to stay informed about what our president has planned for America. And if you listen to State of the Union, it will certainly reignite your passion to resist him.

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