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.
As the wily and insuperable imperatrix of the Democratic Party, and as the defender of her throne against any and all pretenders, she now stands as a repository of so much constitutional authority and art-of-the-deal savvy that when Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader of the Senate, was invited to the White House last month for a man-to-man discussion about a wall along the Mexican border, Schumer's smackdown RSVP to Trump was "Not without Nancy". With hundreds of thousands of Americans missing paychecks, Trump ultimately agreed to reopen the government for three weeks to allow negotiations on border security to continue.
Trump's second State of the Union address came with the Democrats vowing to use their new control over House committees to launch multiple investigations into everything from his charity foundation and tax returns to possible collusion with Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
-The president's vision for a "safe and legal immigration system".
"Simply put, walls work and walls save lives".
The president will specifically address the political standoff between Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro. "I will get it built", Trump said in the House of Representatives chamber, with his main Democratic adversary, new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, watching over his shoulder.
To acknowledge this historic diversity, many lawmakers will be wearing white, a nod to the women's suffrage movement.
In the audience will be several Democrats running to challenge Mr Trump in 2020, including senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand.
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Meanwhile, Los Blancos reached the last four, after securing an emphatic 7-3 aggregate victory over Girona. Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari had said earlier on Tuesday that he hoped Messi would be available.
Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address.
Speaking from Atlanta, Abrams calls the shutdown a political stunt that "defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people, but our values". Prior to the advent of television and radio, past presidents submitted a written address, rather than giving a speech before Congress. He'd been scheduled to speak to lawmakers last week, but Pelosi forced him to postpone while the shutdown persisted.
Trump spoke at a critical moment in his presidency, staring down a two-year stretch that will determine whether he is re-elected or leaves office in defeat. The focus on reaching across the aisle is a tacit admission from the White House that Trump may need a course correction if he is to win re-election. Polls show he has work to do, with his approval rating falling to just 34 percent after the shutdown, according to a recent survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
"It is less important how Trump reads a teleprompter one night of the year than the other 364 days of Twitter-fueled mayhem that threaten our union".
A decision by Democrat women to wear white, in honor of the early 20th century suffragette movement, was seen as a visual rebuke of Trump.
Trump hailed peace efforts unfolding between his administration and Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan and said if a deal could be reached, it would allow him to bring some USA troops home after 17 years of war spawned by the September 11, 2001, attacks.