31 Jan 2018

Trump reaches out in first state of union speech

Chief Correspondent

President Donald Trump says he used his first state of the union address to Congress to reach out an open hand across the aisle for unity, but Democrats say his other hand was a clenched fist.

His proposed immigration deal, with its offer to help some illegal immigrants in exchange for a border crackdown, has been criticised by both pro and anti-immigration groups for being too hard, or too soft.

The President spoke at length about his own achievements, particularly on jobs and the economy, hailing what he called “the extraordinary success of his first year”.