Washington Post

Trump calls for unity, but pushes GOP agenda in State of the Union speech

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union speech before members of Congress in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday night. Foto; Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, whose first year in office saw near-constant turmoil and division, claimed Tuesday that he has ushered in an ebullient "new American moment" and issued a summons for "the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve."

The conciliatory tone of Trump's first State of the Union address was sharply at odds with the combative manner in which he has conducted his presidency - and with the tension evident between Republicans and Democrats in the Capitol, where he spoke...

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