On 28 February 2017, President Donald Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. While not an official State of the Union address, the tone and purpose were quite similar: Mr. Trump highlighted what he felt were the successes of his nascent administration and he laid out broad policy and funding priorities for the coming years.
This is the text of this address as prepared for delivery. There may be minor differences between this text and the speech as it was actually delivered. This text has been edited for punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
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