Analysis: Trump’s Congress speech shows it’s his party now

It is now Trump’s party.

President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night underscored how he has redefined the Republicans’ political base and their policy message on issues from trade to immigration to deficits to international alliances. While he struck a sunnier tone than he did in his inaugural address six weeks ago, when he had talked darkly of “American carnage,” he once again warned that the nation was threatened with decline at home and threats from abroad.

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