US President Donald Trump Set To Deliver State Of The Union Address Amid Impeachment Trial

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The address comes at a time when the impeachment trial is going on in the Senate and the result of the trial set to be announced on Wednesday

Written By Devarshi mankad | Mumbai | Updated On:
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United States President Donald Trump is set to deliver his annual State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday (local time). The address comes at a time when the impeachment trial is going on in the Senate. 

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SOTU on Tuesday

President Trump is likely to spend much of the speech highlighting the economy’s strength, including the low employment rate, stressing how it has helped blue-collar workers and the middle class. A focus will be the new trade agreements he has negotiated, including his phase-one deal with China and the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement he signed last week.

The President has also invited multiple guests including a mother who lost her Army husband to a roadside bomb in Iraq, a man whose brother was killed by someone the White House believes should have been deported rather than released from jail and a 2-year-old girl born at 21 weeks.

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The President might also talk about his government's action of eliminating ISIS Chief and also the Iranian military's Qasem Soleimani, which also lead to serious geo-political crisis, including a Ukrainian plane being accidentally shot down by the Iran government in retaliation. 

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The President's address also comes a day after the results of the Iowa caucus, which saw the Democratic party's results being delayed by almost 24 hours because of a technical error. The early precincts showed Pete Buttigieg leading the Democrats. The President tweeted regarding the confusion caused in the announcement of the results and said that it was a reflection of the party's incompetence. 

The address will be the final SOTU before the Presidential elections which are scheduled to be held later this year. 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and few other Democrats will be skipping the address as a mark of protest. AOC announced that she will be skipping the address in a Tweet a few hours before the address. Ayanna Pressley, Al Green, Hank Johnson, etc are among the other Democrats who said they will not be attending the SOTU address.

(Image credits: AP)

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