What Trump didn't say in his State of the Union address

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP lawmakers preparing to vote on bill allowing migrant children to be detained longer than 20 days: report Wasserman Schultz: Infants separated from their parents are in Florida immigrant shelters Ex-White House ethics chief: Sarah Sanders tweet violates ethics laws MORE touted a robust economy and laid out an ambitious agenda in his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, an 80-minute marathon jammed with policy proposals that will be difficult to achieve in a bitterly divided Congress.

Trump’s wish list included a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, immigration reform and new powers to promote or fire federal workers.

But just as notable was what Trump didn’t say — and what that says about an inexperienced but emboldened politician still learning the trappings of his new office. 

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Here are eight big things that were missing from Trump’s address on Tuesday. 

Details

Trump outlined the four pillars of an immigration reform package he said should satisfy, or at least mollify, both parties — including a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, a wall along the southern border, the repeal of a visa lottery program and an end to so-called chain migration.

But beyond immigration, a president who has made clear his disinterest in policy minutiae offered few details. State of the Union addresses are rarely the venue for detailed policy outlines, though Trump’s address stood out for a lack of specificity.

He declared the opioid epidemic “terrible,” without offering a plan to stem the tens of thousands of deaths caused by drug overdoses every year. He called for paid family leave, a favorite subject of his daughter and senior advisor Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Trump caves under immense pressure — what now? The Memo: Trump caves after negative images, pressure from family Trump backs down in rare reversal MORE, without detailing how or what that program would look like.

Most notably, Trump asked Congress to pass a bill to generate $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure investments. He said federal money should be bolstered by public-private partnerships, though he offered scant details about how Congress should pay for the bill.

Debt and Deficits

The Republican Party spent the Obama years focused on fiscal prudence and discipline, harshly criticizing Democrats for spending far too much on everything from a stimulus package in the depths of a recession to the Affordable Care Act.

Today, Republicans in Congress seem far less interested in the nation’s red ink. Trump himself did not use the word “debt” during his address, nor did he lay out how he would pay for the massive infrastructure spending plan. The tax-reform package Congress passed last year will only add to the bills future generations must pay off.

For the fiscally conservative GOP, the era of big deficits appears to be back.

The Affordable Care Act

Trump came to office pledging to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, his predecessor’s signature domestic policy achievement. But after a year in which the GOP failed to advance a repeal measure, or even agree on a replacement, ObamaCare barely received a mention.

“We repealed the core of disastrous ObamaCare,” Trump declared. “The individual mandate is now gone.”

Beyond the defunct mandate to have insurance, which Republicans repealed in their tax bill, Trump did not mention the Affordable Care Act. Pointedly, he did not call on Congress to try again to repeal it.

That shouldn’t be a surprise: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMulvaney aims to cement CFPB legacy by ensuring successor's confirmation Senate left in limbo by Trump tweets, House delays Political figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer MORE (R-Ky.) said in December the upper chamber would “probably move on” from its efforts to roll back the health-care law.

Attacks on the election system, and the FBI

A year after the American intelligence community concluded that Russian actors tried to influence the 2016 presidential election — and tried to hack into voting systems in nearly two dozen states — Trump did not mention the cyberattacks.

He did mention Russia, once: “Around the world, we face rogue regimes, terrorist groups, and rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economies and our values,” Trump said.

He also did not mention the FBI, which his administration has battled since its first days in office. That doesn’t mean the battle is over. The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a controversial memo penned by chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesHouse GOP headed for showdown with DOJ over key documents Schiff: ‘Deeply disturbing’ that FBI gave Nunes confidential info on Clinton's emails Gowdy: House will use 'full arsenal' of constitutional weapons to get DOJ, FBI compliance on subpoenas MORE (R-Calif.) that alleges FBI misconduct, and a forthcoming inspector general report is expected to be highly critical of the agency’s actions in the run-up to the 2016 election.

But the Sturm und Drang was absent from a speech that all but ignored the most divisive controversies of Trump’s first year in office.

Democrats

Presidents often use State of the Union addresses to single out members of the other party, especially on areas where they might agree. Former President Obama name-checked Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanLaura Ingraham: George Will is ‘sad and petty’ for urging votes against GOP Seth Rogen: I told Paul Ryan I hate his policies in front of his kids George Will: Vote against GOP in midterms MORE (R-Wis.) in his final State of the Union, in 2016; he mentioned Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio heckled by protestors outside immigration detention facility Bill to protect work licenses of student loan debtors is welcome development Political figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer MORE (R-Fla.) in 2014, and he invoked his two vanquished White House opponents, Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMulvaney aims to cement CFPB legacy by ensuring successor's confirmation Trump mocks McCain at Nevada rally Don’t disrespect McCain by torpedoing his clean National Defense Authorization Act MORE (R-Ariz.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneySeth Rogen: I told Paul Ryan I hate his policies in front of his kids Dem lawmaker: GOP deliberately increased deficits through tax cuts in order to cut social programs Former top Treasury official to head private equity group MORE (R), in 2013.

Trump appealed to Democrats three times, urging Congress to come together to represent all Americans. And he gestured to some Democrats who applauded his call for paid family leave. But the president did not mention a single Democrat by name.

That’s not entirely unprecedented; Obama did not mention any Republicans during his 2015 address.

For that matter, Republicans

Trump made a special point to mention Rep. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseTrump tweet may doom House GOP effort on immigration House still plans immigration vote next week despite Trump's tweet Political figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer MORE (R-La.), the House majority whip who survived a gunman’s assault on a congressional baseball practice last summer.

But, in a speech that highlighted a cast of characters seemingly large enough to fill half the gallery, Trump did not mention any other members of Congress.

After a year in which he publicly or privately expressed his frustrations with Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard Sessions'Occupy ICE' protests emerge across the country Prosecutor warned border authorities office is ‘diverting’ DOJ resources from other cases: report There's room in America for domestic violence victims MORE, Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonTrump cannot blame policy of separating children on Obama North Korea looked to set up communications back channel through Kushner: report North America wins 2026 bid to host World Cup after lobbying from Trump MORE, Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossTrump's tariffs are a case of crony capitalism Scrutiny ramps up over Commerce secretary's stock moves Trump threatens tariff on all European cars MORE and former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceHere’s how Trump’s tax law is raising health insurance premiums Press: Drain the swamp – of Scott Pruitt States must hold Trump to his word on working with them to solve ObamaCare MORE, Trump didn’t share credit with many of his own appointees, either. He spotlighted only a single member of his own Cabinet, Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisUS military indefinitely suspends two training exercises with South Korea Overnight Defense: Defense spending bill amendments target hot-button issues | Space Force already facing hurdles | Senators voice 'deep' concerns at using military lawyers on immigration cases Senators 'deeply troubled' military lawyers being used for immigration cases MORE.

And Trump did not even mention the man who purportedly helped write the speech, Vice President Pence. That’s a marked departure from Obama, who made special points to mention then-Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden: Trump family separation policy could make the US a pariah Elizabeth Warren can unify Democrats and take back the White House Giuliani doubles down on Biden comments: 'I meant that he’s dumb' MORE and his portfolio several times in each State of the Union address.

Insults and nicknames

Trump kicked off his campaign for president by denigrating Mexican immigrants as murderers and rapists. He attacked a reporter with a disability and the father of a solider killed in battle.

Along the way, he peppered his opponents and adversaries with pejorative nicknames — "Little Marco Rubio," "Liddle' Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerOn The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Senators hammers Ross on Trump tariffs | EU levies tariffs on US goods | Senate rejects Trump plan to claw back spending Senators hammer Ross over Trump tariffs GOP senator demands details on 'damaging' tariffs MORE," "Crooked Hillary," "Lyin’ Ted," "Cryin’ Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDonald Trump Jr. headlines Montana Republican convention Montana's environmental lobby teams with governor to kill 600 jobs Dems allow separation of parents, children to continue, just to score political points MORE" and "Little Rocket Man," his nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

But those insults and jibes were absent from Trump’s remarks, at least for one night.

And everything else

After trying to implement a travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries, Trump did not say the word "Muslim." He mentioned African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans just once, in the context of record-low unemployment rates.

Trump called for “fair and, very importantly, reciprocal” trade deals — though he did not mention the North American Free Trade Agreement by name.

He mentioned Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, both of which suffered the brunt of mammoth hurricanes that barreled through the Caribbean, but he did not mention the hundreds of thousands of residents who remain without power in the islands months later.

And, perhaps most surprisingly, Trump did not touch on his favorite subject: His against-the-odds victory in the 2016 presidential election.

Perhaps those subjects will come up in a Wednesday tweet storm.