Miércoles, 22 May, 2019

US Stocks Positive as Trump Calls for Increased Infrastructure Spending

UltraViolet a national women's group projects a message on the 12th Street side of the Trump International Hotel before President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union Address Trump to tout strong economy in State of the Union
Eleena Tovar | 31 Enero, 2018, 20:43

Mentioning Preston Sharp, a 12-year-old from California, who planted flags at veterans' graves on Veterans Day, Trump said: "Preston's reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us of why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance and why we proudly stand for the national anthem".

Trump's first year has been marked by record low approval ratings, and a majority of Americans said in a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll that Trump has done more to divide the country than to unite it.

That line brought on the loudest applause of the night from Trump supporters at the VFW hall, protection of the homeland a unifying them to them.

Offering the Democratic rebuttal to Trump's address, Joe Kennedy - grandson of Bobby Kennedy - said it would be "easy to dismiss this past year as chaos, as partisanship, as politics". I believe that Donald Trump in the White House would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama - and that's saying a lot.

The US President called for Congress to pass an infrastructure bill. He focuses on global democracy, democratic transitions, political violence and volatility (particularly coups and civil wars), and rigged elections - and the economic risks of all these challenges. "Trump's strategy has been clear from the start: Keep his base energised and 80-90% of the (Republican Party) unified".

He also called for the legislation to reduce the time required to approve building permits to as little as one to two years.

"I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated very close to 100 percent of the territory just recently held by these killers in Iraq and in Syria and in other locations, as well".

On the Middle East, Mr Trump said he was determined to counter the terrorism of ISIL, support Israel, and again criticised Iran. The second half offered a policy focus on one big foreign-policy item, North Korea, although his words were focused mostly on how bad North Korea is rather than what to do about it (luckily, perhaps).

"The United States is a compassionate nation". She was the winner of the 2014 Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism.

The LA Times said Mr Trump had struck a "softer tone" but still delivered his "familiar appeal to fear and resentment". But the speech wasn't vulgar, and this had the left seething. A president can use it to set priorities for his administration and party - to get everyone on his side working together. But whoever wrote it-Stephen Miller is considered to be the likeliest chief author-at least managed to permit the president some Trumpy moments. "Mrs. Trump wears what she likes, and what is appropriate for the occasion". He added, "In many other countries, these drugs cost far less than what we pay in the United States".

The biggest groans from Democrats came during Trump's vow to end a policy that allows immigrants to bring extended family into the country. He also highlighted the decision made early in his first year to withdraw the U.S. from a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade pact, declaring: "The era of economic surrender is totally over". In its place was a slow Trump. Likening the president to a bully, he said Americans were "anxious, angry, afraid". But now they are coming back, he said.

Their leader, Nancy Pelosi, warned Democrats to behave during Trump's address and "let the attention be on his slobbering self".