President Trump gave his second State of the Union address on February 5, 2019. He called for unity and stressed border security. In my opinion, this speech assured Trump's re-election. He called on Congress to govern as a nation, to dispense with partisan politics. He introduced 3 men who fought on D-Day 75 years ago. He introduced Buzz Aldrin who walked on the moon 50 years ago. Trump said we can make our country more prosperous than ever by embracing the common good.
There has been an economic boom these last 2 years. There are 5.3 million new jobs. Unemployment is lower now than over half a century. 157 million people are working. Regulations have been cut and companies are returning to the U.S. We are now the number one producer of oil and gas, and our military is the most powerful on earth. We are taking care of our veterans. The state of the union is strong.
Trump voiced the need for bipartisan action in securing our southern border. Drug cartels must be put out of business, and caravans coming from Central America must be halted. Gangs like MS-13 must be destroyed. Illegal aliens kill Americans. We must continue to support ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
President Trump promised to build the proper wall, a steel barrier, in places with the greatest need. Walls have worked in San Diego and El Paso. Walls save lives. Let's make America safe. USA USA USA USA USA USA!
Bad trade policies have been reversed. The USMCA United States-Mexico-Canada agreement has replaced NAFTA. Tarifs have been imposed on Chinese goods to protect American jobs. We need to bring back our manufacturing jobs to rebuild our infrastructure. We need to lower the cost of health care and to fight cancer. Congress needs to pass legislation that will stop late-term abortions. We must cherish life! All children, born and unborn, are created by God.
When it comes to foreign policy, NATO is finally paying its share. Trump is withdrawing from the INF treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) with Russia and will probably renegotiate it to include China. We want peace on the Korean Peninsula, and Trump touted his good relationship with Kim. They will meet again February 27/28, in Vietnam. Trump asserted that America was founded on the principles of freedom and will never be a socialist country.
We have fought in the Middle East nearly 2 decades and need a new approach. "Great nations do not fight endless wars!" Trump is bringing our troops home from Syria and will seek a political solution in Afghanistan. Iran must never be allowed to have nuclear weapons.
In closing, President Trump asked Congress to look at our opportunities. He said our biggest victories are yet to come. Let's choose greatness! Let's reignite the American imagination. We are one nation under God! God bless America!