President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address(21 images)
President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address at the U.S. House of Representatives chamber on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The speech, which touched on a host of issues, including immigration reform, infrastructure improvement and tax cuts, was the third-longest State of the Union address in modern U.S. history. Read the full text here.
President Donald J. Trump (C) claps with Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan applauding behind him during the State of the Union address in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber on Tuesday. Photo by Win McNamee/UPI
First lady Melania Trump is applauded as she arrives to hear the address. She broke with tradition and rode in a separate car from the president to the Capitol building, accompanying the guests she invited to sit in the first lady's box. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
Trump touted the growing economy and his administration's push for tax reform. "The state of our union is strong because our people are strong," Trump said. "And together we are building a safe, strong and proud America." Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
Trump cited several numbers to show that the U.S. economy is on the upswing, including improved job numbers and low unemployment rates. "Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone," he said, adding: "After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages. And African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded." Photo by Pat Benic/UPI