ANNETTE ELIZABETH ALLEN FOR NPR
President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address to Congress tonight at 8.
The theme of the speech will be “building a safe, strong and proud America,” according to NPR. The president is expected to pitch a plan to invest heavily in the nation’s infrastructure and tout U.S. economic gains during his first year in the White House.
Trump’s speech will be followed by a Democratic response delivered by Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III, a rising star in the party and the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy.
Watch a livestream of both the State of the Union.Be sure to follow along with live fact-checks, analysis and annotations from NPR journalists in real-time.
Watch the State of the Union address
Live video of the speech will begin at 8 p.m.