Trump: The Capitol a 'Living Monument to the American People'
President Donald Trump summed up the greatness of America and its people as he closed his State of the Union address, saying the United States Capitol is a "living monument to the American people."
Trump said there are innumerable monuments throughout the country to heroes like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and George Washington, as well as important events such as battles in Saratoga, N.Y. and Yorktown, Va.
"[America] was a small cluster of colonies caught between a great ocean and a vast wilderness. But it was home to an incredible people with a revolutionary idea: that they could rule themselves," he said.
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He said that the Capitol Dome is home to the Statue of Freedom, which commemorates those people, events and values.
"Freedom stands tall over one more monument," Trump said. "This one. This Capitol. This living monument to the American people."
Trump reiterated a theme from his presidential campaign that American people built the country and that together with his administration, can "Make America Great Again."
"As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve," Trump said. "As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail."
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