President Trump sought to strike a unifying tone with his first State of the Union address, but some of his rhetoric has been aimed clearly at his base on immigration and his promise to put "America First."
"Over the last year, the world has seen what we always knew: that no people on Earth are so fearless, or daring, or determined as Americans. If there is a mountain, we climb it. If there's a frontier, we cross it. If there's a challenge, we tame it. If there is an opportunity, we seize it," Trump said. "So let's begin tonight by recognizing that the state of our union is strong because our people are strong. And together, we are building a safe, strong and proud America."
MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy asked political experts Wendy Schiller and Mary Kate Cary to provide analysis of Trump's speech. Schiller is the chair of Political Science at Brown University. Cary is a former speech writer for President George H.W. Bush and co-host of the podcast, "Bipodisan."
President Trump focused on jobs and the economy, infrastructure, immigration, trade and national security. NPR journalists specializing in these areas and more have added context and analysis to his remarks.
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