President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday Jan, 30, 2018. Rewatch the speech, and look back at CapRadio and NPR coverage of the event.
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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, delivered the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union.
Watch President Donald Trump's first State of the Union, and follow along with an transcript of his remarks annotated and fact-checked by NPR journalists.
The guests offer a snapshot of the political messages that each party is hoping to highlight Tuesday. For Trump, the focus is on national security and law enforcement. For Democrats, it's immigration.
A senior administration official said that the theme of Tuesday's speech will be "building a safe, strong and proud America" and will highlight economic growth and other successes of the past year.
While Rep. Joe Kennedy may have a famous family name, he also represents a younger generation within a Democratic Party led by septuagenarians.
Ken Rudin previews President Trump's State of the Union speech and considers a split in the GOP on how to protect Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller from being fired.