A former White House speechwriter poses the key questions about the speech, and annotates its text.
The three main ways the president is shaping congressional races, as seen in his first State of the Union
Takeaways on immigration, North Korea, and more
“We have endured floods, and fires, and storms,” he said, without saying what made them all worse.
The omissions in the State of the Union, and the fate of Victor Cha, all point in the same direction.
A long, surprisingly standard speech ignored the tumultuous lived reality of American politics over the past year—and the likely reality in the year to come.
The president discussed immigration, trade, infrastructure, and the economy in his speech before a joint session of Congress.
And the war keeps going
In his speech before a joint session of Congress, the president said the country "is strong because our people are strong."
With no infrastructure plan, no border wall, and no immigration bill, Trump didn’t make much headway on most of the proposals he issued in his first address to Congress last year. So he’ll be outlining them again on Tuesday night.