Yesterday was Donald Trump’s first "State of the Union" address as president. Tonight I'll show some important clips from that speech, and give you my thoughts.
Trump talked about the economy:
Millions of new jobs; unemployment claims at a 45-year low; African-American and Hispanic unemployment at their lowest rates in history; tax cuts for families and small businesses.
This is important to Canadians. America is our biggest market for exports. But they’re also our biggest competitor. Trudeau talks about carbon taxes and feminist gender quotas and he’s always scolding us about something. Trump is the opposite.
While Canada blocks our pipelines, while oil companies pull out of our country, America is going full throttle with energy.
What do you think the odds are that, next year, Trump will list factories moving from Windsor or Oakville, Ontario, to Detroit?
Of course, Trump talked about immigration and border security, too:
Tonight, I am calling on the Congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13, and other criminals, to break into our country.
That’s the reality of illegal immigration. It’s going to be our reality too, since we’re taking tens of thousands of illegal migrants who are leaving America for fear of Trump deporting them. I understand that the MS-13 gang is now present in the Vancouver area, having just walked across the border from the U.S. Thanks Justin Trudeau.
According to an instant poll of viewers by CBS, a left-wing network, 75 per cent of Americans approved of the speech — that’s huge. Over half said they’ll benefit from Trump’s policies.
No, Trump's not going to be impeached.
No, the fake news scandal of the week isn’t going to root him out.
And, yes, Trump really is making America great again...
TONIGHT'S GUESTS: One of our American "Rebels," Ben Davies, joins me with his reaction to Trump's "State of the Union" address — and that of his Hollywood neighbours; then Clifford May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, responds to the president's remarks about North Korea.