US President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address on Tuesday, the eve of his expected impeachment acquittal, in the US Senate.
The mood in the House of Representatives reflected the divisions running across the country. Republicans cheered as Trump was introduced, with some chanting “four more years” while Democrats stood silently.
On the foreign policy front, Trump said the US is “working to end America’s wars in the Middle East”.
He boasted about his decision to order the killing of top Iranian Commander Qassem Soliemani. That decision escalated tensions between the US and Iran, with many fearing an outright war.
Iran retaliated by attacking two Iraqi military bases housing US troops. After Trump initially said no troops were injured, the Department of Defense announced dozens of US soldiers had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries.