I want nothing more than to move forward to pass comprehensive immigration reform, lower drug prices, combat the opioid crisis, and make investments in infrastructure.
The televised speech before a joint session of Congress comes a year after Trump took office and about a week after a three-day government shutdown spawned by a fight over the federal government budget and how to deal with hundreds of thousands of immigrants who years ago came to the country illegally as children.
Tackling the sensitive immigration debate that has roiled Washington, Trump redoubled his recent pledge to offer a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants - as part of a package that would also require increased funding for border security, including a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, ending the nation's visa lottery method and revamping the current legal immigration system.
Schneider agreed, saying, "I think it says we're putting our constituents first - that we're looking for ways to work together". He refrained from attacking special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has cast an ominous cloud over the Trump White House. A Cuban immigrant, he called Trump's alleged statement about immigrants "disgusting".
Mr Trump's rhetoric, lashing out at congressmen from both political parties via Twitter, has drawn criticism from Capitol Hill in the past.
"We're hoping we're going to see a turning point with the President and civility and unity and bringing our country together", says Bustos.
Trump departed from his frequent spats with the media and the Democratic Party by coining a new phrase to describe the goals of his presidency beyond his signature campaign phrase - a "new American moment".
- Rep. John Lewis of Georgia: "At this junction, I do not plan to attend the State of the Union", Lewis said on MSNBC earlier this month after Trump's comments on African nations and Haiti. Democratic members of Congress plan to bring dozens of so-called Dreamers to the address as guests. "If there is an opportunity, we seize it", Trump said. "I got a number of emails from a number of very envious fellow late night hosts about this booking", he said, slightly boasting about his big get on Monday night.
"Americans are dreamers too", Trump said.
USA intelligence agencies have concluded Russian Federation interfered in the campaign, using hacking and propaganda to attempt to tilt the race in Mr Trump's favour.
Numerous people 23ABC spoke with Tuesday, regardless of political affiliation, say they hope the president is honest and candid. "Even the things that everybody could be unified on they didn't' stand", Christie said shortly after Trump finished. He also anticipates the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the United Nations to also be a topic of discussion along with the U.S. - Russian Federation policy.