Worldview Analysis: Trump's First Address To Congress

President Donald Trump gestures towards democrats while addressing a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.
President Donald Trump gestures towards democrats while addressing a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo
President Donald Trump gestures towards democrats while addressing a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.
President Donald Trump gestures towards democrats while addressing a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

Worldview Analysis: Trump's First Address To Congress

President Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. He received praise for a more presidential and measured tone compared to previous speeches, but critics and skeptics point to inconsistencies between what Trump said in Tuesday night's speech and some of his previous pronouncements and executive orders on issues such as, crime, national security, environmental regulation and immigration. 

For analysis of the speech and responses we turn to Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic and national security contributor to MSNBC.