Trump to take his attacks on rivals to prime time – with plans to highlight victims of violent criminal immigrants, crow about pulling out of Obama trade deal, and run through litany of ‘promises kept’

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
By Paul Martin

President Donald Trump delivers his first speech to a Joint Session of Congress Tuesday in prime time
He plans to tout the ‘promises kept’ in the early days of his administration
He will lay out his call for $54 billion in new Defense spending – and equivalent cuts in non-defense spending
He’ll also talk about Obamacare and his planned border wall
He is seating in the presidential box the wives of two slain police officers and a man whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant gang member
Democrats are bringing immigrants brought here illegally as children
$1 trillion infrastructure plan to take shape later
He will tout his order that scrapped the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiated by President Obama

28 February 2017

President Donald Trump plans will use the opportunity of a prime time address and a captive audience of Republicans and Democrats at a joint session of Congress to tout his accomplishments, while brandishing a staple from his campaign speeches by showcasing victims of illegal immigrants.

But unlike during his campaign events, which were packed with Trump hat-wearing enthusiasts, a substantial portion of the attendees will disagree with him.

Several Democrats are bringing as guests children brought to the country illegally as children.

In a sign of the tough reception Trump could get, Democratic New York Representative Eliot Engel said he is abandoning his decades-long tradition of staking out a seat on the aisle to give a televised handshake to the president.

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