Highlights of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union speech

President Trump at lectern, two people seated behind him (White House/Joyce N. Boghosian)
President Trump delivers his State of the Union address February 4 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (White House/Joyce N. Boghosian)

President Trump delivered the annual State of the Union address on February 4 before members of Congress and invited guests.

Trump set out several of his administration’s accomplishments, including countering the terrorism of the Iranian regime, defeating ISIS and creating a historic peace plan for the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Rear-view photo of President Trump walking past clapping people, next to overlaid Trump quote (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

Photo of President Trump walking down red-carpeted hall, next to overlaid Trump quote (White House/Tia Dufour)

Trump reaffirmed U.S. support for democracy in the Western Hemisphere and praised the Venezuelan people and their legitimate interim president, Juan Guaidó, who attended the address.

Photo of President Trump addressing Congress, next to Trump quote over presidential seal (© J. Scott Applewhite/AP Images)

Photo of Juan Guaidó standing and waving as an audience member, with overlaid Trump quote (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

Trump also celebrated his recent successes on trade deals, such as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and Phase One of the trade agreement with China, which are designed to create “fair and reciprocal trade.”

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo commented on the president’s speech, saying, “President Trump continues to lead an American foreign policy that bolsters our security and prosperity, strengthens our alliances and partnerships, and protects our precious freedoms.”