President Trump's first address to Congress was presidential. It showed his seriousness in seeking bipartisan support for domestic legislation that aims to provide jobs through improvements in infrastructure, push through immigration reform and renew the American spirit. His speech, both conventional and optimistic, touched on a variety of issues in a way that appealed for unity and calm instead of Trump's usual bluster and rhetoric, writes David Catanese in the US News & World Report.
President Trump's address to U.S. Congress was unpresidential. Unlike his Republican predecessor, who reminded the country to seek altruism and unity based on ideals rather than birth and background, Trump singled out immigrants for criminal suspicion and blurred the distinction between legal and illegal immigration, writes William Saletan in Slate. Trump also viewed U.S. foreign policy with self-interest instead of championing freedom, one of many amoral aspects of his speech.