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Live Annotation: Trump's First Address To Congress, And The Democratic Response

Tuesday night, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time. NPR annotated his remarks, as well as the Democratic response.

After the president has concluded his remarks, former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear delivered the Democratic response.

JUMP TO LIVE ANNOTATION: The President's Remarks | Democratic Response

As NPR reports, the president's address "is expected to strike an optimistic tone as he outlines how he plans to begin a 'renewal of the American spirit' with his economic goals and priorities."

Related: Trump To Lay Out Plans For 'Renewal Of The American Spirit' In Joint Address

On Friday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, who left office in 2015, will deliver the Democratic response to the president's remarks.

Astrid Silva, an immigration activist and "Dreamer," delivered the Spanish-language Democratic response.

President Donald Trump's Remarks


The Democratic Response