It was a serious, clear, gentler yet still resolute and driven President Donald Trump that appeared before a joint session of Congress for his first address. It probably came as another surprise to his critics and haters that Trump proved to be every inch presidential in his entire speech. It was also an articulate President that delivered a strong message of what he wants to achieve, his dreams for America, and what his administration is achieving this early as he said the campaign battle cry of making America great again is now turning into reality, even as he outlined the great work needed ahead to see the goal to its full fruition.
The President was also crystal-clear in declaring economic revival as the centerpiece of his government's goals. He stated that " a new chapter of American greatness is now beginning" as he also made a call to restart the engine of the American economy through tax cuts, better deals, immigration enforcement and a $1 trillion infrastructure program.
Trump also retained his strong campaign nationalist tone as he emphasized anew that American citizens should come first and took the time to remind everyone again that his job is to represent the United States, not the world. He shared his confidence that dying industries would come roaring back to life for the good of Americans. He also stressed the need to restart the American jobs engine, and that the U.S. must make it easier for companies to do business in the country, while making it much, much harder for them to leave America.
He also presented to Congress and the nation the immense work yet to be accomplished especially on the imploding ObamaCare disaster with legislation that covers costs and expands access, such an ambitious goal that the GOP is still trying to put together.
While sounding the confident and competent Commander-in-Chief that he is with clear goals and plans, Trump also took on the awesome role of being the nation's chief campaigner and top cheerleader as he egged on Americans "to believe once more in America".
Indeed Trump sounded upbeat and optimistic all through-out his roughly one hour of well-received speech. The President was both inspired and inspiring when he emphatically told the joint Congress and ultimately the entire nation that "everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved. And every hurting family can find healing and hope." In a strong message of unity and strength, he also said that "a new depth of American greatness is now beginning. A new national pride is sweeping across our nation. And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams finally within our grasp."