Trump's State of the Union speech will ask warring Congress to 'choose greatness'

President Donald Trump, coming to Capitol Hill in the wake of upbeat job numbers in a robust economy credited to tax reform and deregulation, will be delivering a speech themed "Choosing Greatness".PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON - This year's State of the Union (SOTU) address, which President Donald Trump will deliver before the joint Houses of Congress on Tuesday (Feb 5) 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 SOTU address is an important, constitutionally mandated tradition in the US, offering the president a primetime audience to showcase his priorities.

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