Apparently aware of the bitterness his domestic policies have created inside the Union, the president focused heavily on his foreign policy agenda.
On Monday, the Pentagon's Inspector General for the US military mission in Syria, which is dubbed Operation Inherent Resolve, released a quarterly report covering the time period from October 1 to December 31.
Some experts believe that means the extensive effort needed to help the Iraqi army recover from the IS fight should push the Pentagon to keep U.S. troops focused on a training mission instead of hunting down militants. "I am not under pressure to be out by a specific date", he said. "More than 52,000 Americans have been badly wounded". As of January, CJTF-OIR estimated only 2,000 IS fighters remaining in the group's last remaining bastion - known at the Pentagon as the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV) and located in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border.
"America will continue to lead in giving those who would destroy us no quarter", Pompeo said.
"President Trump honored Americans who have displayed resilience, courage, and love of freedom", an RJC statement read.
"Great nations do not fight endless wars", said Trump.
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Tom Brady was made fun of, Travis Scott had his belt laughed at and the game was compared to fellow non-event, Fyre Festival. Maroon 5 with Big Boi and Travis Scott easily eclipsed the 7.5 song over/under, not lingering on any one for too long.
"My administration has acted decisively to confront the world's leading state sponsor of terror: the radical regime in Iran", he said.
"I hope you can pass the USMCA into law so we can bring back our manufacturing jobs in even greater numbers, expand American agriculture, protect intellectual property, and ensure that more cars are proudly stamped with our four attractive words: 'Made in the U.S.A'". "And last fall, we put in place the toughest sanctions ever imposed on a country", he said.
It warned "a precipitous withdrawal" could destabilize the region and create a vacuum that could be filled by Iran or Russian Federation. The United States and Iran are Iraq's two biggest allies. He says Russian Federation violated the pact, which Russian Federation denies.
Wednesday's meeting was the first of senior coalition officials since Trump announced US troops would withdraw.
It also includes a politically controversial measure to bolster state and local laws to limit the reach of a global anti-Israel boycott campaign protesting the occupation of Palestinian territories - a provision that could spark challenges in the House, where some of the party's newest members are opposed to efforts seeking to limit criticism of Israel.
"Perhaps we can't - in which case, we will outspend and out-innovate all others by far", he warned.
On the Korean peninsula, Trump credited himself with preserving peace with the North Korean dictatorship.
That's separate from the investigation that has dogged Trump since his inauguration in 2017: Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, and interactions between Trump associates and Russian officials. President Maduro has accused Guaido and his allies of staging a coup.
McConnell stood by Trump during the 35-day partial government shutdown in a dispute over border security, and he is usually reluctant to criticize the president. The president has hinted at plans to declare a national emergency if the wall goes unfunded.