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With Jane Clayson
Looking ahead to the State of the Union. What will we hear from President Trump?
Kristen Welker, NBC News White House correspondent. (@kwelkernbc)
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Politico: "Everything you need to know about the 2019 State of the Union" — "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) invited Trump to address Congress on Jan. 29. But as the government shutdown that began on Dec. 22 entered its fourth week, Pelosi asked Trump to postpone his address until federal funding was restored — or else submit his speech in writing.
"Trump balked, and the White House said it would proceed with plans for an address either in the House chamber or at an alternative location. Pelosi parried, telling the president that lawmakers would not vote on a resolution authorizing his appearance until the government reopened.
"Trump conceded in a tweet, writing of the speaker’s maneuvers: 'This is her prerogative.' Three days after the shutdown ended on Jan. 25, Pelosi reinvited the president to deliver his remarks on Feb. 5."
CNN: "Trump ignites new immigration furor ahead of State of the Union" — "President Donald Trump is carving new divides on immigration ahead of his State of the Union address that likely offer a more reliable guide to the year ahead than the ritual calls for national unity he is expected to issue on Tuesday night.
"'With Caravans marching through Mexico and toward our Country, Republicans must be prepared to do whatever is necessary for STRONG Border Security,' Trump wrote in a tweet on Sunday evening.
"'Dems do nothing. If there is no Wall, there is no Security. Human Trafficking, Drugs and Criminals of all dimensions - KEEP OUT!'
"The Twitter blast shattered the White House spin that Trump is intent on healing old wounds, reaching across divides and using showpiece annual address before a vast television audience to project optimism."
Allison Pohle produced this segment for broadcast.
This segment aired on February 5, 2019.
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