Media caption Republicans chant “four more years” – the president hopes a strong economy will win him re-election.
President Donald Trump has hailed the “great American comeback” in a speech to Congress on the eve of his expected acquittal in his impeachment trial.
At his annual State of the Union address, Mr Trump set out his case for another four years in office.
The president refrained from lashing out directly at the lawmakers who have attempted to remove him from office, though he did jab at Democrats.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of his speech behind him.
The Republican president delivered Tuesday night’s nationally televised speech in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, where he was impeached in December.
On the other side of the Capitol, the Republican-led Senate is all but certain on Wednesday to clear the president of corruption charges in a party-line vote.
Republican lawmakers chanted “four more years” as Mr Trump prepared to speak, urging him on for November’s White House election.
How did Trump and Pelosi clash?
Before Mr Trump began speaking at the podium in the well of the House, he appeared to snub the outstretched hand of Mrs Pelosi, America’s most powerful elected Democrat.
The House speaker, critics noticed, skipped the traditional introduction welcoming the president as a “distinct honor.”
The president invited several special guests to the address, including Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, military veterans and the brother of a man killed by an undocumented immigrant.
In a move certain to i nfuriate liberal critics, Mr Trump announced he would award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, to firebrand conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who revealed this week he has lung cancer.
First Lady Melania Trump bestowed the honor on an emotional Mr Limbaugh as the president spoke.
A protester was escorted from the chamber while Mr Trump defended gun rights. It was Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jaime Guttenberg, a student killed in a mass school shooting at Parkland, Florida, in February 2018.
Mr Guttenberg was a guest of Mrs Pelosi.
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