State of the Union: Here's What to Expect from President Trump

State of the Union: Here's What to Expect from President Trump

When Trump takes centre stage in the chamber of the House of Representatives for the big speech, sitting behind him over his shoulder will be his main congressional adversary, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who became House speaker after her party won control of the chamber in November's elections. Many House Democratic women wore white, the color favored by early 20th-century suffragettes.

According to WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, the bullying began when Donald Trump announced his run for president in 2015.

Traditionally, a president's State of the Union message - the annual address delivered to Congress, near the beginning of each year - is meant to bring Americans together.

Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

The speech on Tuesday night (7.30 am IST on Wednesday) will be Trump's third to a Joint Session of Congress.

Minutes later, Trump tweeted that Schumer was "just upset that he didn't win the Senate, after spending a fortune".

Trump will argue that "without the wall, we have insecure borders, and we have illegal immigration, and we have crime, and we have drug trafficking", Vicino said.

The tilt towards business' cheap-labor priorities could emerge from the President's effort to portray a sense of national unity, Vaughan said.

"No issue better illustrates the divide between America's working class and America's political class than illegal immigration", Trump will say, according to excerpts released ahead of his address.

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While Trump was still putting the final touches on the speech Tuesday afternoon, he was expected to use some of his televised address to showcase a growing economy. He's reduced federal taxes and regulations, 304,000 jobs were added to the United States economy last month, unemployment is at a 50-year low, and there are now more jobs available than there are people to fill them. That's the longest such period on record.

IS militants have lost territory since Trump's surprise announcement in December that he was pulling USA forces out, but military officials warn the fighters could regroup within six months to a year of the Americans leaving.

Trump will seek a "unifying, optimistic tone" in what the official described as a "standard State of the Union", which analysts say would mean that the president is nearly certain to tout the US economy and jobs numbers, as well as the criminal justice reform bill that the White House helped pass with bipartisan support.

And Trump has also told reporters he would probably be announcing the details of his upcoming second meeting with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The president also defended his decisions to withdraw USA troops from Syria and Afghanistan over the opposition from national security officials and many Republican lawmakers.

Trump's speech also will offer an olive branch to opponents as he looks toward the 2020 election, targeting areas he sees for potential bipartisan agreement, such as infrastructure improvements, lowering prescription drug costs and healthcare.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY accused Trump of "blatant hypocrisy", saying the president may want to talk about unity on Tuesday but "spends the other 364 days of the year dividing us".

The White House also notes that Joshua "loves animals and hopes to pursue a related career in the future", and that Joshua's hero is his Uncle Cody, who serves in the Air Force. An announcement is expected on a new initiative aimed at ending transmissions of HIV by 2030. Trump will not only be reaching out to the Bible Belt during his State of the Union address-he will also be trying to convince Rust Belt voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and OH that they need to support him again in 2020.

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