President Donald Trump delivered his first speech to a divided Congress tonight, doubling down on many of his campaign promises, from new infrastructure to a wall on the United States’s southern border to tax cuts for businesses to immigration reform. But aside from his establishment of a new office in the Department of Homeland Security—which set off groaning in the Gallery—most noticeable was Trump’s attempt to unite the nation and Congress seemingly for the first time, saying he was there to deliver “a message of unity and strength, a message deeply delivered from my heart” and that “the time for trivial fights is behind us.”

Trump also said nothing about Russia or Congressmembers’ on-going call for investigations into state-sponsored hacking—but he did refer to his rise to power as an “earthquake…united by one simple, crucial demand: America must put its own citizens first.” Here are eight of the most telling take-aways from his speech.


TRUMP KICKED THINGS OFF BY MENTIONING BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND ANTISEMITISM
His opening remarks: “And citizens of America, tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of black history month, we are reminded of our nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still remains to be done.”

TRUMP IS ESTABLISHING A NEW HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICE CALLED VOICE
Groans could be heard from the gallery as Trump unveiled a new Homeland Security office aimed to support victims of violence from illegal immigrants, bureaucratically solidifying Trump’s narrative that immigrants pose a danger to Americans. “I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American victims. The office is called VOICE, victims of immigration crime engagement. We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media and silenced by special interests.”

Trump then told the stories of four such victims and introduced their family members in attendance. “With us are Susan Oliver and Jessica Davis. Their husbands, Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver and detective Michael Davis, were slain in the line of duty in California. They were pillars of their community. These brave men were viciously gunned down by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record and two prior deportations. Should have never been in our country.”

TRUMP FOREWENT MENTION OF “MUSLIM BAN,” SAYING THREE OTHER WORDS INSTEAD
Specifically, “Radical Islamist terrorists,” which he hopes to snuff out with “improved vetting.”

HE THEN ADVOCATED A MERIT-BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
“Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia, and many others have a merit-based immigration system. It is a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially.”

TRUMP BELIEVES HE’S ACTUALLY DRAINING THE SWAMP
Laughter and heckles could be heard as Trump muttered his famous “drain the swamp” mantra. “We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption by imposing a five-year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials, and a lifetime ban on becoming a lobbyist for a foreign government. We have undertaken a historic effort to massively reduce job crushing regulations, creating a day regulation task force inside of every a—deregulation task force inside of every government agency. And we are imposing a new rule which mandates that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.”

TRUMP NAME-CHECKED CANADIAN PM JUSTIN TRUDEAU
In an apparent effort to make himself seem more friendly to foreign nations, Trump put a spotlight on his meeting with Canada’s PM. “With the help of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, we have formed a counsel with our neighbors in Canada to help ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to the networks, markets and capital they need to start a business and live out their financial dreams.”

TRUMP USED HARLEY-DAVIDSON AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE NEED FOR TRADE REFORM
“I asked [Harley-Davidson] how they are doing with other countries, mainly with international sales. They told me without complaining because they have been, mistreated for so long that they have become used to it that, it is very hard to do business with other countries because they tax our goods at such a high rate. They said that in the case of another country, taxed their motorcycles at 100 percent.”

HEALTHCARE PROVES ITSELF AS THE BIGGEST PRIORITY OF TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION WITH THE REVEAL OF A FIVE-POINT REPLACEMENT PLAN
Democrats booed and waved thumbs-down at Trump as he promised to repealed Obamacare while Republicans stood in applause. “Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country. The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost of health insurance, and that is we—that is what we are going to do…We should help Americans purchase their own coverage, through the use of tax credits and expanded health savings accounts, but it must be the plan they want, not the plan forced on them by our government.” He then asked for Democrats’ help in creating a new healthcare bill.