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when grace completed treatment last fall her doctors and nurses cheered they loved her they still love her with tears in their eyes as she hung up a poster that read the last day of chemo. ally is . thank you very much because you are a great inspiration to everyone in this room think you very much many childhood cancers have not seen new therapies in decades my budget will ask congress for five hundred million dollars over the next ten years to fund this critical lifesaving research to help support working parents the time has come to pass school
choice for americans children. thala is . i'm also proud to be the first president to include in my budget a play and for nationwide paid family leave so that every new parent has the chance to bond with their newborn child thad. allen. there could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child then the chilling displays our nation saw in
recent days lawmakers in new york cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments from birth these are living feeling beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and their dreams with the world and then we had the case of the governor of virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth. to defend the dignity of every person i am asking congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late term abortion and. had thinned
is to protect american security over the last two years we have begun to fully rebuild the united states military with seven hundred billion dollars last year and seven hundred sixteen billion dollars this year. we are also getting other nations to pay their fair share alan alan . for years the united states was being treated very unfairly by friends of ours. members of nato but
now we have secured over the last couple of years more than one hundred billion dollars of increase in defense spending from our nato allies thanks. alex to a build up the united states is developing a state of the art missile defense system under my administration we will never apologize for advancing america's interests for example decades ago the united states entered into a treaty with russia in which we agreed to limit and reduce our missile
capability while we followed the agreement and the rules to the letter russia repeatedly violated its terms. it going on for many years that is why i announced that the united states is officially withdrawing from the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty or i.n.f. treaty. perhaps. to him . we really have no choice. perhaps we can negotiate a different agreement adding china and others or perhaps we can't in which case we will outspend and out innovate all others by far.
the in as part of a bold new diplomacy we continue our historic push for peace on the korean peninsula our hostages have come home nuclear testing has stopped and there has not been a missile launch in more than fifteen months and if i had not been elected president of the united states we would right now in my opinion be in a major war with north korea. and. much work remains to be done but my relationship with kim jong un is
a good one. chairman kim and i will meet again on february twenty seventh and twenty eighth in vietnam. i don't. know two weeks ago the united states officially recognized the legitimate government of venezuela and its new president elect was why i. had. we stayed with the venezuelan people and their noble quest for freedom and we condemn the brutality of the madero regime who socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in south america
into a state of abject poverty and despair. here in the united states we are alone by the new calls to adopt socialism in our country. america was founded on liberty and independents and not government coersion domination and control we are born free i don't want to be a lead . tonight we were new our resolve. that america will never be
a socialist country. one of the most complex set of challenges we face and have for many years is in the middle east our approach is based on principle realism. not discredited theories that have failed for decades to yield progress. for this reason my administration recognized the true capital of israel and proudly opened the american embassy it was.
our brave troops have now been fighting in the middle east for almost nineteen years in afghanistan and iraq nearly seven thousand american heroes have given their lives more than fifty two thousand americans have been badly wounded we have spent more than seven trillion dollars in fighting wars in the middle east as a candidate for president i loudly pledged a new approach. great nations do not fight endless wars. thank you alan.
i lied. when i took office isis controlled more than twenty thousand square miles in iraq and syria just two years ago today we have liberated virtually all of the territory from the grip of these blood thirsty monsters now as we work with our allies to destroy the remnants of isis it is time to give our brave warriors in syria a warm welcome home i have also excel aerated our negotiations to reach if possible a political settlement in afghanistan the opposing side
is also very happy to be negotiated our troops have fought with unmatched valor and thanks to their bravery we are now able to pursue a possible political solution to this long and bloody conflict thank you al . in afghanistan my administration is holding constructive talks with a number of afghan groups including the taliban. as we make progress in these negotiations we will be able to reduce our troops presence and
focus on counter terrorism and we will indeed focus on counter terrorism we do not know whether we'll achieve an agreement but we do know that after two decades of war the hour has come to at least try for peace and the other side would like to do the same thing it's time. i'd die above all friend and foe alike was never doubt this nation's power and will to defend our people eighteen years ago violent terrorists attacked the u.s.s. cole and last month american forces killed one of the
administration has acted decisively to confront the world's leading state sponsor of terror the radical regime in iran it is a radical where they do bad bad things to ensure this corrupt dictatorship never acquires nuclear weapons i withdrew the united states from the disastrous iran nuclear deal. i don't recall we put in place the toughest sanctions ever imposed by us on a country we will not averred our eyes from
a regime that chants death to america and threatens genocide against the jewish people. i'd do my step or ignore the vile poison of anti semitism or those who spread its venomous creed with one voice we must confront this hatred anywhere and everywhere to couriers. just months ago eleven jewish americans were viciously murdered in an anti-semitic attack on the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh swat officer timothy madsen raced into the gunfire and was
i don't. thank you we are forever grateful thank you very much tonight we are also joined by pittsburgh survive judah savage he arrived at the synagogue as the massacre began but not only did judah darley escaped death last fall. more than seven decades ago he narrowly survived the nazi concentration camps today's git is eighty first birthday. sure he you you'll
say sick and still remember the exact moment nearly seventy five years ago after ten months in a concentration camp when he and his family were put on a train and told they were going to another camp suddenly the trainee screeched to a very strong halt a soldier appeared. judy his family braced for the absolute worse than his father cried out with joy it's the americans it's the americans thank god .
thank you a second holocaust survivor who was here tonight joshua catherine was a prisoner at dhaka he remembers watching through a hole in the wall of a cattle car as american soldiers rolled in with tanks the magi show he calls the american soldiers were proof that god exists and they came down from the sky they came down from heaven i began this evening by honoring three soldiers who fought on d.-day in the second world war one of them was hermann zych but there is more to herman story. a year after he stormed the beaches of normandy hermann was one of the american soldiers who helped liberate doc out.
most momentous battle in the history of war they did not know if they would survive the hour they did not know if they would grow old but they knew that america had to prevail their cause was this nation and generations yet unborn why did they do it they did it for america they did it for us everything that has come since our triumph over communists our giant leaps of science and discovery our unruh progress towards equality and justice all of that is possible thanks to the blood and tears and courage and vision of the americans who came before
think of this capitol. think of this very chamber where lawmakers before you voted to end slavery to build the railroads and the highways and defeat fascists to secure civil rights and to face down evil empires here tonight we have legislators from across this magnificent republic you have come from the rocky shores of may and the volcanic peaks of hawaii from the snowy woods of wisconsin and the red deserts of arizona from the green farms of kentucky and the golden beaches of california
they gather we represent. the most extraordinary nation in all of history what will we do with this moment how will we be remembered i ask the men and women of this congress looked at the opportunities before us our most thrilling achievements are still ahead our most exciting journeys still await our biggest victories are still to come we have not yet begun to dream we must choose whether we are defined by our differences or whether we dare to transcend them we must choose whether we squander our
great inheritance or whether we proudly declare that we are americans we do the incredible we defy the impossible we conquer the unknown this is the time to reignite the american imagination this is the time to search for the tallest summit and set our sights on the brightest star this is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens as neighbors as patriots this is our future our fate and our choice to make. i am asking you to choose great hits
no matter the trials we face no matter the challenges to come we must go forward together. we must keep america first in our hearts we must keep freedom alive in our souls and we must always keep faith in america's destiny that one nation under god must be the hope and the promise and the light and the glory among all the nations of the world thank you god bless you. and god bless america thank you thank you thank you and very nearly ninety minutes later. presidents from the second.
state even addressed the one hundred sixteenth congress to a close as you'd expect it was a wide ranging speech it began with the heels of the democrat controlled congress to put political divisions aside to the interests of the country to keep the economy infrastructure the middle investigation the budget the war in migration simply put walls war can born save lives he said it took in health care funding the cost of prescription medicines north korea there's to be a summit between president trump and kim jong il and in vietnam on the twenty seventh and twenty eighth of february. he touched on venezuela isis iraq afghanistan military spending and iran plenty to talk about we have steve plamann standing by for us in washington d.c. he's the washington it's a washington that is a launch for the atlantic will come to steve in a while but also watching that speech al-jazeera white house correspondent kelly health who's on capitol hill kimberly that come to you first what do you make of it
. i think you could look at this speech in kind of four parts the first one is the president's effort to recognition that this is a very divided nation and so there was quite a lengthy bit at the beginning where there was this effort to reach out and try to appeal for unity among his a very divided congress one that it should know now is reflected by the fact that this is controlled by democrats the president talking there that this nation he believes needs to be gart governor as two parties as stead one nation but what was really interesting in all of this is that even as the president was calling on his political opponents to kind of project. the politics of revenge of resists he was also issuing a bit of a veiled threat to them essentially what he was saying there with respect to talking about the ongoing probe into whether or not there was collusion between downturns presidential campaign and russia he sensuous called this
a ridiculous partisan investigation and then said if there's going to be piece of legislation under the words i'm going to sign your laws that you pass here in congress there cannot be war and investigation so it was of our moment where the president was essentially calling for unity but also saying and if you don't give me what i want to have not going to cya your legislation to last so that was a little bit unusual and the president also spent an awful lot of time talking about the one issue that has really divided this country in the last thirty five days we saw that government shutdown of course and then the fact that we're in ten days away from short term funding running out once again over this issue of the border wall along the southern border of the united states and mexico the president did sort of characterize this is a moral issue saying that he felt that many democrats simply were not taking a reflecting the priorities of the american people in terms of safety talking about
how this was an increase in crime as a result of illegal immigration and really being very productive in the language essentially pointing out a fact that is true in the past many democrats have voted for a wall along the southern border of the united states and mexico but he the way he characterized again was not perhaps very unifying he said that wealthy of political donors push for open borders while living lives behind walls gates and guards is so that was very provocative i think the last part that we sort of need to look at in all of this is the issue of national security or how he characterized his foreign policy i think that was pretty significant not only did he tell what he believes were some of his successes particularly when it comes to north.