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Trump to Chart a Vision of Relentless Optimism in State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump is expected to lay out an agenda focused on the needs of working families during his State of the Union Address on Feb. 4 and lay out optimistic solutions to address the issues which affect Americans quality of life, according to a senior administration official.

The theme of the presidents speech will be “The Great American Comeback,” the official told reporters on Jan. 31. Trump is expected to focus on five areas during the speech: the booming economy, efforts to support working families, healthcare, immigration, and national security.

“He will encourage Congress to work with him to continue to building an inclusive economy where the least well-off are making some of the fastest gains and where people of every background are finding new opportunities,” the official said.

Trump will give the speech one day before the Senate is expected to vote to acquit him of the impeachment charges brought by House Democrats. The senior administration official would not say whether the speech would touch on the trial.

Similar to last years address, Trump will challenge the growing socialist wing of the Democratic Party with a specific focus on the healthcare reforms being proposed by the Democrats, including some of the 2020 presidential hopefuls.

“Clearly, socialism is a rising force in the Democratic Party with very specific designs on our healthcare system. And the president will build on last years address and present a sharp difference,” the senior administration official said.

The president will highlight how the strong economy is lifting up Americans across the board. He will tout the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the first phase of the trade deal with China. Trump is expected to celebrate the United States becoming a net energy exporter in 2020. He will also touch on his administrations Opportunity Zones program, designed to spur investment in economically distressed areas.

In terms of helping working families, Trump will explore the issues facing parents who work while raising children and the challenge of improving the quality of public education. He is expected to underline his support for paid family leave and affordable childcare. The president will call on Congress to pass legislation on School Choice, which will allow parents to take the federal funds allocated to their children to a school of their choice.

On the issue of immigration, the president is expected to celebrate the progressRead More – Source