Trump to call for ‘new American moment’

President Trump will declare a “new American moment” during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, and call on both parties to work together to tackle the nation’s biggest problems.

“This is our new American moment,” Trump plans to say, according to excerpts released by the White House. “There has never been a better time to start living the American dream.”


Trump said Tuesday he is seeking to offer a message of unity to lawmakers and people around the country after his tumultuous first year in office.

The president plans to call on Congress to pass bipartisan fixes on immigration and start work on a massive infrastructure proposal. 

Tonight I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens of every background, color and creed,” he will say.

The president will also highlight his accomplishments, including passage of the “biggest tax cuts and reform in American history,” eliminating regulations, ending the “war on clean coal” and gains against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“The coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated almost 100 percent of the territory once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria,” Trump plans to say. “But there is much more work to be done. We will continue our fight until ISIS is defeated.”

The president will also take a veiled shot at former President Obama’s approach toward fighting international terrorist groups.

“Past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation. I will not repeat the mistakes of the past administrations that got us into this dangerous position,” he will say.

Updated at 7:01 p.m.

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