“It’s T-Day” as one trader put it this morning. President Trump will address a joint session of Congress tonight for the first time as president in a much anticipated speech in which he will tell lawmakers the ‘time for small thinking is over,’ and ‘the time for trivial fights is behind us,’ as he lays out his policy agenda.
The Guardian reports that in a contrast to Trump’s gloomy inauguration day ‘American carnage’ speech, the mood this evening is expected to be lighter.
‘My speech will be a message of optimism, hope, and love for the greatest country in history. I will lay out our agenda for a stronger, freer, and more prosperous America,’ Trump said in an email to supporters this afternoon, calling on donations for his re-election.
But while the administration is touting it as optimistic, advisor Steve Bannon, seen as Trump’s most influential advisor, spoke this week at CPAC about the three ‘verticals’ the Trump administration will focus on, and it’s a less positive affair: national security and sovereignty; economic nationalism; and ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Feb 28, 2017.