Last Updated Jan 29, 2018 6:56 PM EST
WASHINGTON — President Trump makes his second appearance before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night to deliver his first. It’s expected that he will tout and take credit for the nearly in the stock market since his election.
“It’s a big speech and an important speech,” Mr. Trump said Monday. “Well, I hope it’s going to be good. It’s going to — we worked on it hard. Cover a lot of territory, including our great success with the markets and with the tax cut.”
For a president who often complains that his successes are underreported, the unfiltered primetime address is a key opportunity to push his agenda.
Advisers say Mr. Trump will echo many of thehe spoke about last week at the World Economic Forum in .
“America is open for business and we are competitive once again,” he said at the gathering.
Some of the otherinclude a promise of improved trade deals, a $1.7 trillion plan to revitalize infrastructure and a request to Congress for $25 billion to construct a . In exchange, he’ll offer to grant a for 1.8 million young .
“We’re going to get something done,” Mr. Trump said. “We hope it’s going to be bipartisan because the Republicans really don’t have the votes to get it done in any other way so it has to be bipartisan.”
One thing absent from the speech: thehanging over the White House.
CBS News asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if Mr. Trump feels there’s a need to address the probe.
“I think we’ve addressed it every single day that we’ve been here,” she said. “It’s certainly not the thing that keeps people up at night. We’d love to talk about all of the things that do.”
The president and first lady Melania Trump havethe speech Tuesday night — including two injured veterans and five individuals who have personal ties to the including victims of the .
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