For the first time since being sworn into office as the new commander in chief, President Donald Trump addressed Congress on Tuesday night. As expected, the political left and right had a much different reaction.

Trump to Congress

The 2016 presidential election will go down as one of the most controversial in recent history. From the moment Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, all bets were off and American politics would go on to change by the day. While his run for office was originally seen as a joke, it quickly became serious, as the former host of "The Apprentice" became the Republican nominee, before upsetting Hillary Clinton last November.

In the weeks since his election win and inauguration, the tension between Trump and the democrats has only gotten worse, which the president attempted to smooth other during his speech to Congress on Tuesday. As reported by ABC News on February 28, Trump's speech, for the most part, was not what his liberal opponents wanted to hear.

As Democrats and Republicans looked on, Donald Trump made his way onto the floor of the House of Representatives to deliver his much anticipated remarks. As expected, much of what the president spoke about is at odds with the Democratic Party agenda.

While Trump started his speech focusing on unification against hate, it quickly turned into a push for his controversial and much-debated policies.

"Tonight I’m also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs and at the same time provide better health care," Trump said, in a direct conflict with Democrats who have pushed to keep the health care law alive.

Donald Trump also focused on the economy, while tying in his immigration plans as an economic issue. "By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars and make our communities safer for everyone," Trump said, while also calling to "reduce the tax rate on our companies so they can compete and thrive anywhere." Later on in his speech, Trump announced the creation of a new office called "VOICE," or "Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement," that will target illegal immigrants who commit crimes.

Recent reports have indicated that Trump is now willing to take a step back on immigration, and is open to allowing non-violent illegal immigrants to stay in the country, and be offered a pathway to citizenship.

Trump on terrorism

One of the most controversial moves Donald Trump has made since entering the White House was signing his "Muslim ban" executive order, which received heavy backlash from Democrats and millions of American people. Despite constant push back from Democrats, Trump warned against the United States becoming a "sanctuary for extremists" during his speech.

Next up

While Donald Trump spoke to Congress, hitting on a number of issues, it doesn't appear like much will change moving forward. As the president continues through his second month in office, the political divide between the left and right is expected to continue, showing no signs of improving anytime soon.

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