One of the most poignant moments of the evening: the couple who adopted a drug abuser's little baby. The couple and the baby are there in the gallery. Extraordinary!
Please note that President does not skip a beat. His cadence, his elocution, his delivery -- all incredible! There are no "ohs" or "ehs" or "ahhs" or flubs. No mispronounced words. No fragmented sentences.
"Terrorists are not merely criminals. They are also unlawful enemy combatants. When captured overseas they should be treated like the terrorists they are."
"I just signed an order directing Secretary Mattis to reexamine our military detention policies and to keep open the detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay."
Now the President asks that foreign aid goes to "friends of America, not enemies of America."
And he zeroes in on North Korea saying "we are waging a campaign of maximum pressure" against them. "I will not repeat the mistakes of previous administrations that got us into this dangerous situation."
Now we see the parents of Otto Warmbier. Another deeply touching moment. "Your strength truly inspires us all," the President says.
"Tonight we pledge to honor Otto's memory with total American resolve."
President Trump's message is literally being brought to life tonight -- dramatically, person-by-person. It's an inspiring evening!
We're getting vivid evidence of every feeling, every proposal, every plank of Trumpism. It's impactful and very memorable.
What an evening!
Now, the audience is chanting "USA, USA, USA!"
"They are Americans. And this capitol, this city, this nation belongs entirely to them. Our task is to respect them, to listen to them, to serve them, to protect them and always to be worthy of them."
"The people dreamed this country; the people built this country and it's the people who are making America great again."
This speech was a masterstroke!