The Heat: Reviewing US President Trump’s State of the Union

The Heat

US President Donald J. Trump stands at the podium as US Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House US Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) look on during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / Win McNamee)

A message of unity from a president considered very divisive. A closer look at U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

It was a long address. Lasting 1 hour and 20 minutes, it was the third longest in the history of State of the Union speeches. But it was enough time for President Trump to lay out his accomplishments and policy priorities for the coming year. From infrastructure investment to immigration, he urged Congress to invest in the safety and security of America.

To discuss the U.S. president’s speech:

    • Nathan King, correspondent for CGTN. He covered the speech on Capitol Hill
    • Lesley Clark, the national correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers
    • Brian Becker, an analyst on U.S.-DPRK relations and he’s visited the DPRK on several occasions
    • Brian Bosche,  an author and political commentator

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