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Fact Check: Trump's State Of The Union Address

President Trump delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch.
President Trump delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch.

President Trump delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, a speech that had been delayed during the government shutdown.

The annual remarks came as a bipartisan group of lawmakers continue to negotiate border security funding and Trump's wall proposal — the central issue that led to the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

NPR reporters annotated Trump's remarks live, adding context and analysis. Read a fact check of the Democratic response, given by Stacey Abrams, here.

Photos: Fact Check: Trump's State Of The Union Address

President Trump delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch. (AP)
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., right, high fives Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., as Democratic members celebrate in the House Chamber. (CQ-Roll Call,Inc.)
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. (Reuters)
Supreme Court Justices John Roberts, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch attend the State of the Union address. (Getty Images)
Special guest Grace Eline, left, and sixth grade student Joshua Trump, right, attends the State of the Union address. (AFP/Getty Images)
Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker greets other lawmakers ahead of the State of the Union address. (AFP/Getty Images)
Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes as he is recognized by President Trump during the State of the Union. (AFP/Getty Images)
President Trump arrives before delivering the State of the Union address. (Getty Images)
President Trump shakes hands with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi while joined by Vice President Mike Pence. (Getty Images)
First Lady Melania Trump, center, is greeted, surrounded by special guests of the President. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (Tx-R), arrives for the State of the Union address. (AFP/Getty Images)
President Trump arrives to deliver the State of the Union address. (AFP/Getty Images)

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