U.S. President Donald Trump is joining Republican lawmakers Thursday at a retreat in West Virginia where they gathered after a train crash Wednesday. None of the lawmakers were seriously injured when the train hit a garbage truck early Wednesday near Crozet in Virginia, but at least one man in the truck was reported killed. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
Americans are responding to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, the annual report that the president makes to a joint session of Congress. Mike O’Sullivan reports that after one year in office, Trump prompted strong reactions in his speech Tuesday evening, reflecting divisions in the country.
U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a message of unity and progress on Monday evening during his first State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress. VOA White House Bureau Chief Steve Herman reports that during the address, Trump took credit for a booming U.S. economy, requested 1.5 trillion dollars for infrastructure improvements and proposed that young people brought illegally to the United States be given a 12-year path to citizenship.
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a Democrat from Massachusetts, delivered the opposition party's response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Kennedy argued that the President's vision wasn't inclusive, and vowed to fight for equality and unity.