See Trump's Stand For Faith at State of the Union Address

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January 31, 2018Jan 31, 2018

On Tuesday evening, President Trump spoke to both houses of Congress in his first State of the Union address. The address, as is always the case, was used to highlight the president's greatest accomplishments during his presidency and display his goals for the upcoming year. 

The theme of the address last night was building a safe, strong, and unified America. The most prominent subject discussed last night was the economy, particularly Trump's efforts to lower taxes and slash regulations, in order to boost economic growth. He also discussed the need for immigration reform and rebuilding infrastructure. 

Throughout the speech, Trump made several references to God and faith. Many were impressed with Trump's mention of these things in the speech, interpreting it as an effort to protect his promise to protect religious liberty and bring faith into the White House. 

"In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the American life. The motto is 'in God we trust,'" the president said.

According to CBN News, the former pastor and Republican Congressman from Georgia, Jody Hice, told the news organization that he was very moved by Trump's reference to God. 

"It's very moving for me and refreshing to have a commander in chief speak with such boldness as to the foundation of our faith," Rep. Hice said.

You can watch Trump's remarks in the video below. 

NPR correctly points out that Trump didn't propose very many new policies in his State of the Union address, which is somewhat different than previous presidents. Trump did, however, address some policy, calling to keep the detention facility at Guantanamo open, vowing to lower prescription drug costs, and claiming that infrastructure is something that both parties can work together on.

Trump also spoke about rebuilding America's nuclear weapons arsenal and talked about cutting foreign aid to countries who aren't good-natured American allies.

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