Some praised the president for his smooth and relaxed tone throughout the 80-minute speech, which centered around the theme of securing “a safe, strong and proud America.”
“This is our new American moment. There has never been a better time to start living the American dream,” Trump said. “So to every citizen watching at home tonight -- no matter where you've been, or where you come from, this is your time.”
Trump received more than a dozen standing ovations throughout the speech, but he also got a few boos from Democrats in the audience when he began to touch on immigration.
Many Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said they took issue with the president’s stance on immigration.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V.
“Tonight, President Trump delivered an important reminder of what we as a country have accomplished in the past year, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” Capito said in a statement. “Working together, Congress and the administration rolled back overly burdensome regulations, ended the war on coal, and once again created an environment that encourages growth and investment.”