President Donald Trump's First State Of The Union, Fact Checked
President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
President Donald Trump's First State Of The Union
Journalists across the NPR newsroom annotated the President's remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time.
About the speech
The Guest List
Sen. Patrick Leahy is not bringing a special guest, while Rep. Peter Welch says he is bringing his brother to the event, and Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday evening he was bringing a DREAMer who worked on his campaign.
Rep. Welch will join Vermont Edition live Wednesday at noon to discuss Tuesday night's speeches and reflect on the state of the union.
What's in the Speech?
According to Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the president “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
As for this year? Trump's speech focuses on "building a safe, strong and proud America," according to a senior official. For more, head over to NPR.org.