In his first address to Congress, Trump denounced the recent wave of anti-Semitic threats in the US and reaffirmed his commitment to Israel.
President Donald Trump chose to begin his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night by condemning the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks in the US. He also reaffirmed the US’ “unbreakable alliance with Israel,” adding that he has imposed new sanctions on those who support Iran’s missile program.
The speech was interrupted at least 100 times with resounding applause, and the president got 58 standing ovations, mostly from Republicans.
“Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still remains. Recent threats targeting Jewish community centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms,” he stated…