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A Look Ahead At President Trump's State Of The Union Address19:51
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President Donald Trump gestures as delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/AP)
President Donald Trump gestures as delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/AP)

President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address tonight, the second of his presidency.

The speech had to be rescheduled because of last month's record 35-day partial government shutdown.

The issue that sparked that shutdown — the president's insistence that Congress authorize billions of dollars on his southern border wall — will be front and center tonight, as well. But the White House says the president will also offer conciliatory tone and call to "bridge divisions."

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Kimberley Atkins, WBUR senior news correspondent. She tweets @KimberlyEAtkins.

Rep. Jim McGovern, congressman for Massachusetts' 2nd District. He tweets @repmcgovern.

This segment aired on February 5, 2019.

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