The United States President had on Tuesday condemned countries that voted at the United Nations General Assembly against the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Trump said: “American taxpayers generously send those same countries billions of dollars in aid every year.
“That is why, tonight, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to help ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests and only go to America’s friends.
“As we strengthen friendships around the world, we are also restoring clarity about our adversaries,”
“Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone. After years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages.
“Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low. African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.
”Small business confidence is at an all-time high. The stock market has smashed one record after another, gaining eight trillion dollars in value.
“That is great news for Americans’ 401k, retirement, pension, and college savings accounts.
“And just as I promised the American people from this podium 11 months ago, we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history.”
“Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve.
“So tonight, I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties – Democrats and Republicans – to protect our citizens of every background, colour, religion, and creed.
He said African-American unemployment stood at the lowest rate ever recorded in history and the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS.
Trump highlighted four-point immigration agenda which he wished both parties should support in the interest of offering about 1.8 million a towpath to citizenship.
He noted that for the economy and American security a reform to end the visa lottery, chain migration and building the wall was necessary.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party responded by expounded Trump’s one year in office as one with anxiety and fear.
“Their record is a rebuke of our highest American ideal: the belief that we are all worthy, we are all equal and we all count,” Representative Joseph Kennedy III, said.