Each year the president of the United States delivers the State of the Union Address, a message to the members of Congress on how the president views the current state of the country and plans for the future.
It is stated in the U.S. Constitution that the President, “give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
On January 30, 2018 President Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address. He touched on several topics such as jobs and the economy, infrastructure, immigration, trade and national security.
President Trump’s speech lasted one hour and 20 minutes, the third longest in history.
Many different organizations are analyzing the statements he made, some say are true and others are false. National Public Radio, better known as NPR, www.factcheck.org, and many others conducted fact checking throughout the president’s speech.
To watch the entire #SOTU please watch below. You can also read an annotated version with comments at https://www.npr.org/2018/01/30/580378279/trumps-state-of-the-union-address-annotated