While no State of the Union is ever the same, it's going to be hard to top the circumstances of Donald Trump's 2020 address. With an impeachment vote looming in the Senate, the Iowa caucus in disarray and the nation more politically divided than ever, we're in a reality that even Hollywood would have trouble imagining. And given Trump's fondness for going off script in speeches, that makes this year's State of the Union even more unpredictable.
The annual address comes in the midst of the president’s impeachment trial.
As President Donald Trump stands in front of Congress to deliver his third State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, he’ll likely portray himself as a strong commander in chief with a proven and unique ability to protect and support Americans.
With the impeachment drive against him ebbing, U.S. President Donald Trump will face his Democratic accusers on Tuesday night at a State of the Union speech where he is expected to push his case for another four years in office.
Brace yourself, friends, it's that time of year again. Instead of a fun-filled night of broadcast TV hits this Tuesday, Feb. 4, United States citizens will huddle around their nearest screens to watch President Donald Trump deliver this year's State of the Union address. Given the current political turmoil plaguing the country, it's already shaping up to be a doozy!
President Donald Trump is set to deliver his third official State of the Union address to the nation from the US Capitol on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, the night before the Senate is scheduled to render its verdict on his impeachment trial.
President Trump delivered his second State of the Union speech on Tuesday, imploring lawmakers to "break decades of political stalemate" and "heal old wounds" just weeks after the longest government shutdown in history.
President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, a speech that was, in equal measure, surprisingly bipartisan and deeply divisive -- reflective of the deep contradictions that sit at the heart of his presidency.
The president stepped into uncharted territory as he prepared to address Congress. It was Jan. 8, 1790, the dawn of a new era of politics and government in the United States. George Washington, the first president of the new nation, had arrived by carriage at Federal Hall in New York, the temporary capital, to deliver a speech to the First Congress.
Democrats prepare to welcome President Trump into their House for the first time in his presidency.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will give his second State of the Union address, one week after he originally was invited to deliver it but didn't because of the longest-ever government shutdown.
President Trump is delivering the State of the Union address Tuesday, February 5. The address to Congress comes a week after the speech was initially scheduled on January 29. Mr. Trump agreed to postpone the speech at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's request, until after the partial government shutdown was over. The 35-day shutdown ended Jan. 25.
After President Donald Trump finishes his State of the Union address, Stacey Abrams will have a turn in the national spotlight when she delivers the Democratic response.
President Donald Trump's annual State of the Union address is poised to deliver the kind of irresistible prime-time drama that its sporting equivalent, a snoozer Super Bowl, lacked.
To prepare for the State of the Union, we've taken a look at the President's recent rhetoric and the facts around the topics he may touch on. Watch live on CNN at 9 p.m. ET.
It’s not hard to imagine how a president, fresh from a midterm pounding and a shutdown debacle, could use the State of the Union to strike a new tone. He could graciously, even humorously, acknowledge the loss of the House. “It looks like a good many of you have moved over to the left since I was here last,” Harry Truman told the newly Republican Congress in 1947. He could pledge to keep the government running. “I challenge all of you in this chamber: Never, ever shut the federal government down again,” Bill Clinton said in 1996.
After a 35-day partial government shutdown that prompted the House speaker to postpone Donald Trump's State of the Union address, the President will finally arrive Tuesday night on Capitol Hill.
An annotated transcript of the president's remarks.
The State of the Union’s original focus is to explain, well, the state of the union. But presidents have also used the high-profile speech to highlight their policy agenda, particularly what they expect to do in the next year.
U.S. President Barack Obama voiced regret for failing to unite Washington since taking office on a wave of hope in 2009, as he prepared to give a State of the Union speech on Tuesday to launch his final year in the White House. Asked about his inability to heal America's political divisions, Obama told NBC's "Today" show, "It's a regret."