Here’s What We Know About Trump’s State Of The Union

039;Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18

039;Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18

Yahoo News will have complete live coverage of the address, including a live show beginning at 8:45 p.m. ET in the player (above) as well as instant analysis in the live blog.

Ms Abrams is widely regarded as a rising star within her party. The televised responses began in 1966.

Conway expects the same Tuesday night, with her boss sometimes going off script "for emphasis".

How did we get here?

But the president is facing a tough audience in Washington as many House Democrats are determined to resist him.

But that's where "business as usual" stopped.

With Trump occupying the spotlight, those in the growing field of prospective candidates now serving in Congress are hoping that their chosen State of the Union guests will send him a message, create their own headlines or both.

To hammer home her opposition to Trump's role in ushering in the country's longest government shutdown as well as her disdain for Trump's threat to withhold federal disaster relief for Californians affected by this year's deadly wildfires, Harris is inviting Trisha Persiri-Dybvik, a California air traffic controller who lost her home in the Thomas Fire before enduring weeks without pay due to the shutdown. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen dismissed those concerns, and Republican lawmakers were quick to slam Pelosi's decision. Although exaggerated fears of immigrant criminality have been a key feature of Trump's politics since the beginning of his presidential campaign, in the aftermath of last year's midterm election, the president has become obsessed with the need for a wall, tweeting and talking about it extensively, and, of course, shutting down the government in a failed effort to force congressional leaders to provide funding.

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Millions of Americans were expected to watch the address on television, giving the Republican president his biggest opportunity to date to explain why he believes a barrier is needed on the United States southern border with Mexico.

The back-and-forth escalated from there, with Pelosi's office accusing the White House of leaking the delegation's plans to complete the trip via commercial travel.

The high likelihood that the speech will simply retread the main themes of the Trump administration - brown people are coming to kill you and Trump is entitled to obeisance - has made it tough for the White House to drum up much public or media interest in the speech. If Trump wants a reprise of this fight, Democrats won't exactly be eager, but they'll be confident in their victory.

That prompted Pelosi to send another letter to the president, this time more forceful in her language.

"You'll hear the State of the Union and then you'll see what happens right after the State of the Union, OK?" he told reporters on Thursday after he was asked whether he expected to declare an emergency. Congressional Republicans largely escaped political blowback for the shutdown, and so far they have generally supported Trump's wall demands, while letting the president lead on the issue.

Skepticism will emanate from both sides of the aisle when Trump enters the House chamber for the prime-time Tuesday address to lawmakers and the nation.

While it's likely he will reiterate his demands for billions of dollars in funding for a wall along the southern USA border, Trump could also use the address to make a pitch for more bipartisan issues, including health care, infrastructure and economic growth.

But Washington's most recent debate offered few signs of cooperation between Trump and Democrats. Pat Toomey, who recently introduced a bill with Virginia Democratic Sen.

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