Buzz Aldrin Salutes Trump As He Smashes Dems At SOTU Speech
Donald Trump concluded his State of the Union Speech to a standing ovation
As President Donald Trump concluded his State of the Union Speech to a standing ovation on Tuesday, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin also stood and gave a salute after the President recognized him.
Trump's speech, which was delayed by the recent government shutdown, recognized several World War II veterans sitting behind Aldrin before turning his attention to the iconic astronaut.
“In 2019, we also celebrate 50 years since brave, young pilots flew a quarter of a million miles through space to plant the American flags on the face of the moon. Half a century later, we are joined by one of the Apollo 11 astronauts who planted that flag — Buzz Aldrin.”
Facing Trump, Aldrin stood and rendered a salute surrounding by enthusiastic applause around him.
“Thank you, Buzz,” the president concluded.
“This year American astronauts will go back to space on American rockets.”
“If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation,” Trump declared.
The President also announced he will hold the second summit in Vietnam on 27 and 28 February with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un.
Trump struck a hopeful tone as he called Congress to unite over the infrastructure projects including a trade deals with Mexico and Canada.
“Together, we can break decades of political stalemate. We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions, and unlock the extraordinary promise of America’s future,” he said.
“The decision is ours to make.”
Trump went on to note the “lawless state of our southern border."
“The lawless state of our southern border is a threat to the safety, security, and financial well-being of all Americans,” Trump told a House chamber filled with lawmakers.
“We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens.”
As the President continued on the subject of border security, the majority of Democrats remained seated and stone-faced.
Trump reiterated his claims that the construction of a wall would decrease the flow of migrants and drugs over the border.
"It will get built," Trump said.
He described the wall as "a smart, strategic, see-through steel barrier – not just a simple concrete wall."
In an attack at the Democrats’ socialist agenda, Trump decried “new calls to adopt socialism in our country," as Alexandria Ocasio Cortez looked blankly on.
Just the mention of socialism ignited resounding boos from Republicans in the room.
“America was founded on liberty and independence,” Trump said.
“Not government coercion, domination, and control,” he added.