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Trump Speech Revives Campaign Themes But Details Remain Scarce

  • The president delivered his first congressional address
  • His speech was notably more optimistic than inaugural address
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Trump: America Is Once Again Ready to Lead

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President Donald Trump urged Americans to set aside conflict and help him remake the fabric of the country in his first address to Congress, a moment he hopes will turn the page on his administration’s chaotic beginning and bring clarity to his policy agenda.

The speech offered few new proposals, and Trump made no suggestions on how he would pay for his plans, including a replacement of Obamacare, a tax overhaul offering cuts for the middle class, $1 trillion in infrastructure investment and a large increase in defense spending.