The (Many) Responses To Trump's First State Of The Union
After President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address, multiple responses — both official and otherwise — are to be delivered. Here's what we know and how you can follow along.
Rep. Joe Kennedy's Official Democratic Response, Annotated
Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union.
In announcing their decision, Democratic leaders in Congress called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans."
Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968. He is also the great nephew of both the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late President John F. Kennedy.
Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time.
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Watch: Virginia Delegate Elizabeth Guzman Delivers Spanish-Language Democratic Response
The official Spanish-language response from the Democrats was delivered by newly elected Virginia Delegate Elizabeth Guzman. For more on Guzman, go here.
Watch Sen. Bernie Sanders' Progressive Response
Sanders announced he "will deliver a response to President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night ... live streamed across several social media platforms."
In addition, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., responded to Trump's remarks on BET, and former Maryland Rep. Donna F. Edwards also gave remarks. For more on both, go here.