Trump calls on Congress to ‘choose greatness’ in SOTU speech


A week later than originally planned, President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress and the American public.

After rattling off a litany of accomplishments and outlining a series of challenges facing the new Congress, Trump called on legislators to work in unity on a number of core issues.

“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States, and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations. If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way. We must be united at home to defeat our adversaries abroad,” said Trump in reference to the Democrat-controlled U.S. House that is opening up a series of oversight and investigatory hearings on his business dealings, campaign and administration as well as the long-running Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation.

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