Follow along as Trump tees up State of Union 2020
Stepping to the dais in extraordinary times, President Donald Trump on Tuesday is delivering his State of the Union address on the eve of his likely impeachment acquittal and in the aftermath of the chaotic first votes of the race to replace him.
The first president to run for reelection after being impeached, Trump aims to use his nationally-televised speech to lay out his record as the rationale for a second term amid suspense about whether he would address the charges against him.
White House aides have promised an optimistic speech that will look past the impeachment trial that has consumed Washington in favor of a recitation of accomplishments and promises. But Trump often veers from his script and may not be able to resist using the moment to claim exoneration and settle scores.
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