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Annotated Transcript: President Donald Trump's 2019 State Of The Union Address

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Alex Brandon
Associated Press
The U.S. Capitol Building, pictured in Washington, D.C., on Monday. President Donald Trump's State of the Union address is scheduled for Tuesday night, and will be followed by a Democratic response from Stacey Abrams.

The president's annual State of the Union address — which had been delayed this year because of the partial government shutdown — took place Tuesday night.

VPR carried NPR's special live coverage of President Donald Trump's speech Tuesday night, and aired the subsequent Democratic response to the address delivered by Georgia politician Stacey Abrams — an annotated transcript of that speech is available here.

Sen. Bernie Sanders streamed his own response to the State of the Union online, as well.

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NPR news staff is also providing further context and analysis for both Trump's remarks and the Democratic response.

The annotated version of Trump's speech will be updated below — please note, if following along live there may be a slight delay to the annotations being published. Find the annotation of the Democratic response to the State of the Union here.

ANNOTATION — 2019 State of the Union address:


This post was updated following the conclusion of Tuesday's speeches.

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