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Trump's State of the Union speech to focus on choosing 'greatness'

US leader will urge Congress to look beyond partisanship amid optimistic vision for US

This year's State of the Union (SOTU) address, which President Donald Trump will deliver before the joint Houses of Congress tomorrow night in Washington, is arguably getting even more attention than usual, given the sharp political polarisation in the United States and the drama surrounding this particular SOTU.

The address is an important, constitutionally mandated tradition in the US, offering the president a prime-time audience to showcase his priorities.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 04, 2019, with the headline 'Trump's State of the Union speech to focus on choosing 'greatness''. Print Edition | Subscribe