After a turbulent first year in office, United States president Donald Trump will be delivering his first State of the Union address on Tuesday. His speech is set to center on “a safe, strong, and proud America” while discussing the policies on economy, trade and immigration.
According to a source in the White House, Trump’s address will focus on the nation’s economy, infrastructure, immigration, trade, and national security.
Trump is expected to review the economic growth that the U.S. experienced during his first year in office, citing the massive tax cuts that the administration carried out, as well as its regulatory rollback.
The president will also pitch some new ideas for the country’s infrastructure, and he is expected to appeal to both Republican and Democratic politicians. “He’s going to try to get the country excited about the urgency of rebuilding our infrastructure,” said the source from the administration.
After previewing the administration’s immigration policies last week, Trump will be presenting his immigration framework during the State of the Union address. The framework offers nearly 2 million undocumented young people a path to citizenship. The framework will also raise $25 billion in border security funds, as well as introduce cuts to the current immigration policies.
Regarding trade policies, the president may discuss his take on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he previously called a terrible deal. During his recent speech in Davos, Switzerland, Trump called for fair and reciprocal trade practices, something that may echo in his State of the Union address.
Finally, the president will be discussing national security, a front wherein he intends to implement a “peace through strength” strategy, which was previously made familiar during the Reagan administration. Trump will be calling for a “return to clarity” regarding the United States’ allies and enemies.
Trump State of the Union address will be delivered on Tuesday, 9 p.m. Eastern Time.