Watch what even the mainstream media is calling “by far the best speech” that Donald Trump has ever given, as he addresses members of congress last night in an event that was viewed by over 43 million people.
Reporters from CBS News unanimously agreed that Trump hit a home run last night and appealed to members of both political parties, along with reaching across the isle in a call for unity.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) March 1, 2017
President Trump called for “believing in America once more” and spoke about the phenomenal movement that propelled him to office. “They were all united by one very simple but crucial demand — that America must put its own citizens first … because only then can we truly Make America Great Again,” Trump said.
Trump goes on to talk about the economy and the record gains in the stock market since his victory.
“The stock market has gained almost three trillion dollars in value since the election on November 8th, a record.”
Topics such as immigration, border security and law enforcement were also touched on.
“We want all Americans to succeed — but that can’t happen in an environment of lawless chaos,” he said. “We must restore integrity and the rule of law to our borders,” Trump said as he also promised to defeat “radical Islamic terrorism” and the “network of lawless savages” that will be destroyed.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan praised Trump’s speech as a “home run”, saying he delivered a bold and optimistic message to the American people.
“That was a home run,” said the speaker, who sat behind the president during the speech, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence. Both men received commemorative copies of the speech, presented by Trump to them as he took the podium.
Ryan said with Republicans in control of the House, Senate, and the White House, it was time to get to work.
“We now have a government unified around a simple, but important principle: Empowering the people—not Washington—is the way to build a better future for our country,” he said.
“This is a president who is serious about tackling our biggest challenges and improving people’s lives,” he said.
View the full transcript of President Trump’s speech here.