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U.S. President Presents Future Vision During First Address to Congress

Washington, March 1 (RHC)-- In his first address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, President Donald Trump vowed to expand the United States military budget, end the Affordable Care Act and sharply restrict immigration into the United States.

The Washington Post reports the 60-minute speech included multiple factual inaccuracies, which include Trump taking credit for jobs that were actually created under the previous administration, and misrepresenting statistics to make unemployment and crime rates appear significantly worse than they are.  

Donald Trump also repeated his claim that he is "drain[ing] the swamp of government corruption" -- a statement that caused some Democratic lawmakers to laugh, given that Trump’s Cabinet largely consists of millionaires and billionaires with unprecedented conflicts of interest.

Many Democratic congresswomen wore white to Trump’s speech to honor the women’s suffragist movement.  Throughout the address, Trump reiterated his campaign’s extreme, nationalistic vision for the country, although observers say he tried to soften his tone and delivery.  

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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