Trump reinstates commitment to building border wall, hints on fresh government shutdown
By Dayo Benson
President Donald Trump has restated his determination to build the controversial border wall against illegal migration into the United State,despite the recent standoff between him and the House of Representatives which led to government shutdown for 35 days even As he hinted of another shutdown in 10 days.
Trump in his State of the Union address delivered before the Congress took a swipe at the on-going investigations which he said were partisan even as he berated what he described as politics of revenge, retribution and resistance.
The one and half -hour address which was intermittently punctuated by standing ovation by supporters and congress members featured the achievements of his administration. especially unemployment reduction and improvement in the economy.
According to him “But we must reject the politics of revenge, resistance, and retribution — and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise, and the common good.
Together, we can break decades of political stalemate. We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions, and unlock the extraordinary promise of America’s future. The decision is ours to make.
We must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction.
He stated that “I ask you to choose greatness.
Over the last 2 years, my Administration has moved with urgency and historic speed to confront problems neglected by leaders of both parties over many decades.
“In just over 2 years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom — a boom that has rarely been seen before. We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs — something which almost everyone said was impossible to do, but the fact is, we are just getting started.