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What to watch for in Trump’s State of the Union address
On Tuesday night, President Trump will deliver the State of the Union, a speech originally scheduled for Jan. 29, until House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rescinded his invitation amid the month-long partial government shutdown.
The occasion marks Trump’s first address to the Democrat-controlled House chamber and follows a contentious partisan battle over his proposed border wall that resulted in the longest government shutdown in American history.
The shutdown, the wall, and the economy
Expect Trump to bring up illegal immigration and border security right off the bat. It’s almost a sure bet that the wall, which has become his signature policy proposal, will be prominently featured in his speech, said Costas Panagopoulos, a political science professor at Northeastern.