State of the Union Preview: Choosing Greatness


President Trump is only hours away from delivering his second State of the Union address.

The President says the speech will focus on unity.

As NewsChannel 34’s Mark Meredith reports, the theme will be choosing greatness…

Trump’s second state of the union comes at a critical time for his administration.

Congress is split between parties, a second government shutdown may be days away, and the president is up for re-election next year.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says, “look I don’t think the president’s message will be different than the one he’s been talking about since he started campaigning. This is a president who is a visionary, who likes to get things done. 

The white house says the theme of tonight’s speech is “choosing greatness” and will focus on healthcare, eradicating aids and lowering prescription drug costs, infrastructure and of course immigration reform.

White house aides say the speech will also encourage lawmakers to change the tone in Washington…

“He’s calling for bipartisanship unity and more compromise and cooperation and less division divisiveness.”

But senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says president Trump is responsible for the bitter environment engulfing Washington. 

“The state of our union is in need of drastic repair.”

Democratic leaders have chosen former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to deliver the party’s response to the president’s address.

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