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State of the Union fact check: What Donald Trump got right and wrong

Donald Trump returned to a theme that dominated the second year of his presidency — a quest for a border wall with Mexico to cope with what he said is a crisis of crime and drugs in the United States caused by illegal immigration.

State of the Union: Trump asks for unity, but presses hard line on immigration

Donald Trump's speech, built on a theme of “choosing greatness,” came at a pivotal moment halfway through the president’s term as he seeks to regain momentum after the midterm election defeat.


State of the Union highlights: Trump announces second summit with Kim in Vietnam this month

Donald Trump State of the Union (SOTU) 2019 highlights: "We must choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction," Trump said during his State of the Union address.

In the Gallery for the State of the Union: Immigrants facing deportation

The State of the Union address has long been a platform for presidents to report on key issues and seek congressional support. This is not the first time it has been used to make a statement about the nation’s lingering divisions over immigration.

An A- for the US economy, but failing grades for Trump’s policies

What is startling is that the economists are nearly unanimous in concluding that Trump’s policies are destructive.

Democrats’ guests offer pointed rebuke of Trump at State of the Union 2019

The new Democrats — many of them women, and many of them people of colour — are planning to send their own pointed messages to the president with their choices of guests and attire. Many women will wear white — the colour of the women’s suffrage movement — to spotlight issues like reproductive rights and equal pay.


Women will surround Donald Trump at State of the Union address

Seated in front of Trump will be a record number of women House members, most Democrats and some dressed in easy-to-spot white.

It's off: Nancy Pelosi says no State of Union while government shut

Nancy Pelosi took the step after Donald Trump said he planned to show up in spite of Democratic objections to the speech taking place when big swaths of the government are shut down.

Donald Trump says he'll give State of the Union after shutdown ends

Donald Trump conceded that "no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber" and that he was not looking for an alternate option.

Donald Trump wants to deliver State of Union next week as planned

The move is the latest in a game of political brinksmanship between Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as they remain locked in an increasingly personal standoff over Trump's demand for border wall funding.

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Donald Trump's second State of the Union — in photos

The State of the Union is a traditional annual speech delivered by the US president to a joint session of the Congress where he gives an account of the situation in the country.

Top quotes from Barack Obama's State of the Union address — 'US most powerful nation on Earth. Period.'

All the talk of America’s economic decline is political hot air. So is all the rhetoric you hear about our enemies getting stronger and America getting weaker, said Obama.