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Trump Connects Presidency With Prosperity in ‘American Moment’

  • President delivers his first State of the Union address
  • Trump trades antagonism for bipartisan appeal in speech
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Donald Trump sought to connect his presidency to the nation’s prosperity in his first State of the Union address, arguing that the U.S. has arrived at a “new American moment” of wealth and opportunity.

The president largely dispensed with his trademark antagonism in a bid for bipartisanship, portraying his administration -- marked in his first year by discord -- as working to build a “safe, strong and proud America.” In contrast with polling that shows most Americans consider him divisive, he promised to unify the country “as one team, one people and one American family.”