Trump to tout strong economy in State of the Union

The president of the United States, Donald Trump who is presently battling an enquiry into his campaign's alleged ties with the Russian nation and is struggling to sell Americans on the leadership qualities that he has, will be taking all the credit of the economic gains of the United States in the previous year in the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. In addition to this, Donald Trump will also be calling for a bipartisan compromise that has dodged him during his tenure of first year in the office that was in a state of turbulence. The main reason behind the fact is that Trump is facing a deadline on a controversy related to immigration and strong opposition from the Democrats. Donald Trump is set to visit Capitol Hill for delivering his first State of the Union speech at Tuesday night.

Some of the aides stated that the Republican president would use the televised speech as an attempt to sell the benefits of a tax overhaul which is approved by Congress that is presently controlled by the Republicans in the month of December which was his first major legislative victory. On Tuesday, Sarah Sanders who is the spokeswoman of White House told NBC News that the economy will be front and centre. The atmosphere could be an extremely tense one in the House of Representatives chamber, the place where Trump will speak. A number of Democratic lawmakers have already stated that they would boycott this particular event. Some of the Democratic women who will be attending the event have planned to wear black in support of the movement against sexual harassment.

Before the speech Republicans and Democrats are completely divided over immigration. The lawmakers are facing a deadline which is set for the 8th of February 2018 for reaching a compromise on the issue of immigration and pass a new budget measure so that a second government shutdown can be avoided. For the attraction of Democratic votes for an immigration deal, Donald Trump has stated that he is open to letting the Dreamers who are a group of immigrants who were brought into the United States illegally as children for staying in the United States. In return for this, Donald Trump has requested funding for a wall on the border with Mexico and some measures for curbing family sponsorship of immigrants, proposals that have failed to gain traction with Democrats in previous times.

June 25, 2018 - 11:41
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