DONALD TRUMP ADDRESSES CONGRESS FOR THE FIRST TIME AS HE ANNOUNCES CREATION OF 'IMMIGRATION CRIM
Vice President Pence and Speaker Paul Ryan smiled as the president delivered his address in the House chamber
Trump's 60-minute speech drew 94 interruptions for applause, including a three minutes sustained, ovation for the widow of a Navy SEAL killed in action just eight days after Trump took office.
Widow Carryn Owens wept and Ivanka Trump comforted her, Trump said her husband Ryan was happy that the long applause 'broke a record.'
The late sailor's father made headlines last week when he said he had refused to speak with the president when his son's remains were returned to the U.S. in a somber ceremony. He also blasted Trump for green-lighting what he called the 'stupid mission' that claimed Ryan's life.
But the president praised Ryan as 'a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation.'
'Ryan's legacy is etched into eternity' Trump said. 'For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom. We will never forget Ryan.'
Trump began saying he wanted to bring Americans who voted for him together with those who didn't.
'I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart,' he said.