President Donald Trump opened his first speech to Congress on Tuesday by condemning the recent spate of threats targeting Jewish centers across the United States.
“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,” Trump began by saying.
“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,” the president said.
Trump also voiced his commitment to thwarting Iran from becoming a nuclear super power in reference to the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ as well as reaffirming the strong and unbreakable bond between the United States and the state of Israel. “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.” Trump affirmed.