WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – U.S. President Donald Trump broke long-standing tradition today and delivered a one-minute “State of the Union” address — not from Congress, but from The White House.
Legislators have argued that Trump should not be addressing the nation during a time when the Federal Government is practically closed because of the shutdown.
So instead, Trump delivered the SOTU from the Oval Office, and impressed critics and supporters alike for his very brief speech.
Here is what Trump said in his speech:
“The state of the Union is strong. The Union is divided. The Union is deadlocked. The Union is closed for business. I ask Congress to approve the budget to build my Great Wall. Believe me, the wall will make our nation even stronger and respected the world over. My wall will put China’s Great Wall to shame. It will be my monument, my legacy as the greatest President this nation has ever had.”