Trump says it will be hard to unify country without a ‘major event’ (Jan. 2018)

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) presides over a meeting about immigration with Republican and Democrat members of Congress in the Cabinet Room at the White House January 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. In addition to seeking bipartisan solutions to immigration reform, Trump advocated for the reintroduction of earmarks as a way to break the legislative stalemate in Congress. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

 

Hours before his first State of the Union, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants to unite the country amid “tremendous divisiveness” and hopes he can do so without a traumatic event affecting Americans.

Trump spoke about creating a more united country during a lunch with a number of television news anchors. Trump said the United States has long been divided, including during the impeachment of former president Bill Clinton. Trump also said that Americans usually come together during times of suffering.

“I would love to be able to bring back our country into a great form of unity,” Trump said. “Without a major event where people pull together, that’s hard to do. But I would like to do it without that major event because usually that major event is not a good thing.”

The president also said the country’s divisions date back to both Republican and Democratic administrations, citing the scandals that led to Clinton’s impeachment by the House in 1998.

“I want to see our country united. I want to bring our country back from a tremendous divisiveness, which has taken place not just over one year, over many years, including the Bush years, not just Obama.” he said.

Trump went on to say that uniting people would also be hard because of issues like health care, because some people want “free health care paid by the government” and others want “health care paid by private, where there’s great competition.”

The comments came as the president was putting the finishing touches on his first State of the Union address Tuesday night.

According to a White House official, Trump’s speech will be about 50 minutes long, and was written with help from H.R. McMaster, the national security advisor, Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary, Gary Cohn, the chief economic advisor, Stephen Miller, the senior policy advisor, and Ross Worthington and Vince Haley, who are both speechwriters.

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5 thoughts on “Trump says it will be hard to unify country without a ‘major event’ (Jan. 2018)”

    1. There will be no change of the heart until full judgment comes Isaiah 26:9 With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

      1. Amen and AMEN!!!
        What rebellious child stops being rebellious without the parent bringing correction?
        So too must the Heavenly Father bring correction (e.g., discipline/judgement) in order for souls to be saved who are in rebellion.

        I pray: “Father, Your discipline and judgement are righteous. You are Holy, Holy, Holy. I pray Father, please bring tangible, undeniable discipline/judgement upon this wicked, wicked Nation You Call Mystery Babylon, known as the United States of America. Please release the discipline/judgement upon this wicked planet run by Satan, his human minions and demonic forces. Please remember mercy in the judgement. Please, Father, Please so more souls won’t head into hell even this day. I ask for YOUR FULL WILL to be done, in the mighty name of Your Son, Jesus, Yeshua. Amen and AMEN!!!”

      2. The present divisiveness will climax “when Americans will think it is peace and safety, from the middle of the country, some of the people will start fighting against the government. The government will be busy with internal problems. Then from the ocean, Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico they will bomb the nuclear warehouses. When they explode America will burn.” Dumitru Duduman

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