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Trump Discussed Rising Anti-Semitism in His First Speech to Congress

On Wednesday night President Donald Trump spoke before congress for the first time since being sworn in. In his opening he addressed the threats to Jews around the nation and the vandalism of the Jewish cemeteries. He said the following:   “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 of its very ugly forms,” and got a standing ovation.

During his speech he also discussed the Iran deal and his commitment to Israel saying: “I have also imposed new sanctions on entities and individuals who support Iran's ballistic missile program, and reaffirmed our unbreakable alliance with the State of Israel.”

In discussing enforcement of immigration laws Trump said that: “By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone. We want all Americans to succeed — but that can't happen in an environment of lawless chaos. We must restore integrity and the rule of law to our borders… We cannot allow a beachhead of terrorism to form inside America — we cannot allow our Nation to become a sanctuary for extremists…That is why my Administration has been working on improved vetting procedures, and we will shortly take new steps to keep our Nation safe — and to keep out those who would do us harm.”

In discussing ISIS Trump said: “As promised, I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS — a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians, and men, women, and children of all faiths and beliefs. We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish this vile enemy from our planet.”
 

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