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Watch President Trump's 2019 State Of The Union

Feb 4, 2019

President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his 2019 State of the Union address at 8 p.m. Central on Tuesday, Feb. 5. 

Watch the address — along with PBS NewsHour commentary and the Democratic response:

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What To Expect When President Trump Addresses The Nation Tuesday

From NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson:

"I'm expecting the president, as past presidents have done, to talk about peace and prosperity, his good economic record, the fact that he's bringing U.S. troops home from abroad. And he is, according to White House officials, going to deliver a message of bipartisanship and unity.

"One of the excerpts they released, he will say, together we can break decades of political stalemate, bridge old divisions, heal old wounds. And that, you could say, is off-brand for the president. Maybe he will make a pivot to triangulation and compromise, or maybe he won't.

"What I'm looking for is how the president uses this speech, which is his first big chance to talk about the 2020 campaign. Does he lay the groundwork, lay out his case for re-election? And I'm wondering if he will go after Democrats, after he delivers the bipartisan unity part of the speech, and start defining them in the way that he's been trying to do in tweets and photo ops, talking about them being the party of late-term abortion and crime and open borders.

"And I'm wondering if he can restrain himself from talking about Ralph Northam, talking about third-trimester abortion and blackface, kind of everything from A to B. So I'll be watching to see if he does that in addition to the bipartisan message."

Read or hear the rest of the preview analysis here.