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President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union Address on January 30, 2018.

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on Afghanistan : Our warriors in Afghanistan also have new rules of engagement.

on Afghan partners : Along with their heroic Afghan partners, our military is no longer undermined by artificial timelines, and we no longer tell our enemies our plans.

on African-American unemployment : African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.

on al-Baghdadi : In the past, we have foolishly released hundreds of dangerous terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield -- including the ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi

on Alabama : Toyota and Mazda are opening up a plant in Alabama.

on America : It was that same yearning for freedom that nearly 250 years ago gave birth to a special place called America.

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on American Dream : My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans -- to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream

on Apple : Apple has just announced it plans to invest a total of $350 billion in America, and hire another 20,000 workers.

on approval process : Any bill must also streamline the permitting and approval process -- getting it down to no more than two years, and perhaps even one.

on autoworkers : In Detroit, I halted Government mandates that crippled America's autoworkers -- so we can get the Motor City revving its engines once again.

on borders : For decades, open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities.

on Border Patrol Agents : We have proposed new legislation that will fix our immigration laws, and support our ICE and Border Patrol Agents, so that this cannot ever happen again.

on business tax rate : We slashed the business tax rate from 35 percent all the way down to 21 percent, so American companies can compete and win against anyone in the world.

on child tax credit : We also doubled the child tax credit.

on China : Later, he was tortured by North Korean authorities after returning from a brief visit to China

on China : Around the world, we face rogue regimes, terrorist groups, and rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values.

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on Chrysler : Many car companies are now building and expanding plants in the United States -- something we have not seen for decades. Chrysler is moving a major plant from Mexico to Michigan;

on citizens : Under our plan, those who meet education and work requirements, and show good moral character, will be able to become full citizens of the United States.

on citizenship : The first pillar of our framework generously offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age -- that covers almost three times more people than the previous administration.

on civic duty : Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans.

on coal : We have ended the war on American Energy -- and we have ended the war on clean coal.

on Coast Guard : We heard tales of Americans like Coast Guard Petty Officer Ashlee Leppert, who is here tonight in the gallery with Melania.

on companies : America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our Nation's wealth.

on Congressman Steve Scalise : With us tonight is one of the toughest people ever to serve in this House -- a guy who took a bullet, almost died, and was back to work three and a half months later: the legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise

on Constitution : Working with the Senate, we are appointing judges who will interpret the Constitution as written, including a great new Supreme Court Justice, and more circuit court judges than any new administration in the history of our country.

on Cuba : My Administration has also imposed tough sanctions on the communist and socialist dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela.

on cures : To speed access to breakthrough cures and affordable generic drugs, last year the FDA approved more new and generic drugs and medical devices than ever before in our history.

on defense : In confronting these dangers, we know that weakness is the surest path to conflict, and unmatched power is the surest means of our defense

on defense sequester : For this reason, I am asking the Congress to end the dangerous defense sequester and fully fund our great military.

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on Detroit : In Detroit, I halted Government mandates that crippled America's autoworkers -- so we can get the Motor City revving its engines once again.

on drug addiction : These reforms will also support our response to the terrible crisis of opioid and drug addiction

on drug overdoses: : In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses: 174 deaths per day.

on Empire State Building : We built the Empire State Building in just 1 year -- is it not a disgrace that it can now take 10 years just to get a permit approved for a simple road?

on Energy : We have ended the war on American Energy -- and we have ended the war on clean coal.

on family leave : And let us support working families by supporting paid family leave

on FDA : To speed access to breakthrough cures and affordable generic drugs, last year the FDA approved more new and generic drugs and medical devices than ever before in our history.

on Federal dollar : Every Federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with State and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private sector investment -- to permanently fix the infrastructure deficit.

on Federal employees : So tonight, I call on the Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers -- and to remove Federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people.

on foreign-assistance : That is why, tonight, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to help ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests, and only go to America's friends.

on gang MS-13 : Six members of the savage gang MS-13 have been charged with Kayla and Nisa's murders.

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on generic drugs : To speed access to breakthrough cures and affordable generic drugs, last year the FDA approved more new and generic drugs and medical devices than ever before in our history.

on God : As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail.

on God : Our motto is "in God we trust."

on Guantánamo Bay : I just signed an order directing Secretary Mattis to reexamine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay

on health plans : We eliminated an especially cruel tax that fell mostly on Americans making less than $50,000 a year -- forcing them to pay tremendous penalties simply because they could not afford government-ordered health plans

on heroes of Yorktown : Memorials to the heroes of Yorktown and Saratoga -- to young Americans who shed their blood on the shores of Normandy, and the fields beyond.

on heroin : Last year, Ryan was on duty when he saw a pregnant, homeless woman preparing to inject heroin

on Hispanic American unemployment : African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.

on hospital : Clearing the second floor of a vital hospital, Kenton Stacy was severely wounded by an explosion.

on Hurricane Harvey : Ashlee was aboard one of the first helicopters on the scene in Houston during Hurricane Harvey.

on ICE : We have proposed new legislation that will fix our immigration laws, and support our ICE and Border Patrol Agents, so that this cannot ever happen again.

on illegal immigrants : The first pillar of our framework generously offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age -- that covers almost three times more people than the previous administration.

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on immigration laws : We have proposed new legislation that will fix our immigration laws, and support our ICE and Border Patrol Agents, so that this cannot ever happen again.

on immigration policies : Struggling communities, especially immigrant communities, will also be helped by immigration policies that focus on the best interests of American workers and American families.

on immigration reform : In recent months, my Administration has met extensively with both Democrats and Republicans to craft a bipartisan approach to immigration reform.

on immigration system : These four pillars represent a down-the-middle compromise, and one that will create a safe, modern, and lawful immigration system.

on infrastructure : As we rebuild our industries, it is also time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.

on infrastructure : Tonight, I am calling on the Congress to produce a bill that generates at least $1.5 trillion for the new infrastructure investment we need.

on infrastructure : Every Federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with State and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private sector investment -- to permanently fix the infrastructure deficit.

on intellectual property : And we will protect American workers and American intellectual property, through strong enforcement of our trade rules.

on Iran : America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom.

on Iran : When the people of Iran rose up against the crimes of their corrupt dictatorship, I did not stay silent.

on Iran nuclear deal : I am asking the Congress to address the fundamental flaws in the terrible Iran nuclear deal.

on Iraq : One year later, I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated almost 100 percent of the territory once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria.

on ISIS : Last year, I also pledged that we would work with our allies to extinguish ISIS from the face of the Earth.

on ISIS : I am also asking the Congress to ensure that, in the fight against ISIS and al-Qa'ida, we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists -- wherever we chase them down.

on ISIS leader : In the past, we have foolishly released hundreds of dangerous terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield -- including the ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi.

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on Israel : I recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

on jobs : America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our Nation's wealth.

on jobs : This is all news Americans are unaccustomed to hearing -- for many years, companies and jobs were only leaving us.

on job training : As tax cuts create new jobs, let us invest in workforce development and job training.

on judges : Working with the Senate, we are appointing judges who will interpret the Constitution as written, including a great new Supreme Court Justice, and more circuit court judges than any new administration in the history of our country.

on Mazda : Toyota and Mazda are opening up a plant in Alabama.

on Mexico : Many car companies are now building and expanding plants in the United States -- something we have not seen for decades. Chrysler is moving a major plant from Mexico to Michigan;

on Michigan : Many car companies are now building and expanding plants in the United States -- something we have not seen for decades. Chrysler is moving a major plant from Mexico to Michigan;

on middle class : Our massive tax cuts provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small businesses.

on military : For this reason, I am asking the Congress to end the dangerous defense sequester and fully fund our great military.

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on Normandy : Memorials to the heroes of Yorktown and Saratoga -- to young Americans who shed their blood on the shores of Normandy, and the fields beyond.

on North Korea : North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland.

on North Korea : But no regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea.

on North Korea : On his way to study abroad in Asia, Otto joined a tour to North Korea.

on North Korea : In 1996, Seong-ho was a starving boy in North Korea.

on North Korean : We need only look at the depraved character of the North Korean regime to understand the nature of the nuclear threat it could pose to America and our allies.

on North Korean : Later, he was tortured by North Korean authorities after returning from a brief visit to China.

on nuclear arsenal : As part of our defense, we must modernize and rebuild our nuclear arsenal, hopefully never having to use it, but making it so strong and powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression.

on nuclear missiles : North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland.

on nuclear threat : We need only look at the depraved character of the North Korean regime to understand the nature of the nuclear threat it could pose to America and our allies.

on Obamacare : We repealed the core of disastrous Obamacare -- the individual mandate is now gone.

on permit approved : We built the Empire State Building in just 1 year -- is it not a disgrace that it can now take 10 years just to get a permit approved for a simple road?

on plants : Many car companies are now building and expanding plants in the United States -- something we have not seen for decades. Chrysler is moving a major plant from Mexico to Michigan;

on pledge of allegiance : Preston's reverence for those who have served our Nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem.

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on Police Officers : We are incredibly grateful for the heroic efforts of the Capitol Police Officers, the Alexandria Police, and the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who saved his life, and the lives of many others in this room.

on prescription drugs : One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs.

on prisons : That is why this year we will embark on reforming our prisons to help former inmates who have served their time get a second chance.

on private sector : Every Federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with State and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private sector investment -- to permanently fix the infrastructure deficit.

on Raqqa : Tonight, Kenton is recovering in Texas. Raqqa is liberated. And Justin is wearing his new Bronze Star, with a "V" for "Valor."

on reciprocal trade relationships : From now on, we expect trading relationships to be fair and to be reciprocal.

on regulations : In our drive to make Washington accountable, we have eliminated more regulations in our first year than any administration in history.

on religious liberty : We are defending our Second Amendment, and have taken historic actions to protect religious liberty.

on Russia : Around the world, we face rogue regimes, terrorist groups, and rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values.

on sanctions : My Administration has also imposed tough sanctions on the communist and socialist dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela.

on Second Amendment : We are defending our Second Amendment, and have taken historic actions to protect religious liberty.

on Secretary Mattis : I just signed an order directing Secretary Mattis to reexamine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay.

on Seong-ho : Seong-ho's story is a testament to the yearning of every human soul to live in freedom.

on Small businesses : Small businesses have also received a massive tax cut, and can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.

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on Small business confidence : Small business confidence is at an all-time high.

on sponsorships : Under our plan, we focus on the immediate family by limiting sponsorships to spouses and minor children.

on standard deduction : To lower tax rates for hardworking Americans, we nearly doubled the standard deduction for everyone.

on stock market : The stock market has smashed one record after another, gaining $8 trillion in value.

on Supreme Court Justice : Working with the Senate, we are appointing judges who will interpret the Constitution as written, including a great new Supreme Court Justice, and more circuit court judges than any new administration in the history of our country.

on Syria : One year later, I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated almost 100 percent of the territory once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria.

on tax bill : A typical family of four making $75,000 will see their tax bill reduced by $2,000 -- slashing their tax bill in half.

on tax cut : Small businesses have also received a massive tax cut, and can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.

on tax cuts : And just as I promised the American people from this podium 11 months ago, we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history.

on tax cuts : As tax cuts create new jobs, let us invest in workforce development and job training.

on Toyota : Toyota and Mazda are opening up a plant in Alabama.

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on trade deals : America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our Nation's wealth.

on Unemployment claims : Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low.

on VA Accountability Act : Last year, the Congress passed, and I signed, the landmark VA Accountability Act.

on Venezuela : My Administration has also imposed tough sanctions on the communist and socialist dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela.

on veterans : And we are serving our brave veterans, including giving our veterans choice in their healthcare decisions.

on visa lottery : The third pillar ends the visa lottery -- a program that randomly hands out green cards without any regard for skill, merit, or the safety of our people.

on vocational schools : Let us open great vocational schools so our future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential.

on wage stagnation : After years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages.

on wall : That means building a wall on the Southern border, and it means hiring more heroes like CJ to keep our communities safe.

on wealth : America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our Nation's wealth.

on welfare : We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity.

on $1.5 trillion : Tonight, I am calling on the Congress to produce a bill that generates at least $1.5 trillion for the new infrastructure investment we need.

on $8 trillion : The stock market has smashed one record after another, gaining $8 trillion in value.

on $24,000 earned : Now, the first $24,000 earned by a married couple is completely tax-free.

on $350 billion : Apple has just announced it plans to invest a total of $350 billion in America, and hire another 20,000 workers.

on 1.8 million : The first pillar of our framework generously offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age -- that covers almost three times more people than the previous administration.

on 2.4 million new jobs : Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone.

on 20,000 workers : Apple has just announced it plans to invest a total of $350 billion in America, and hire another 20,000 workers.

on 64,000 Americans : In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses: 174 deaths per day.

on 200,000 new jobs : Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone.

on 401k : That is great news for Americans' 401k, retirement, pension, and college savings accounts.

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