President Trump stuck mostly to the script on Tuesday night as he delivered a one hour and 20 minute long State of the Union address to Congress.
Amid calls for unity and bipartisanship, the president turned his focus for 2018 toward two major issues: infrastructure and immigration. Polling showed the message connected with two-thirds of viewers, but Congressional Democrats largely panned the speech.
For more on the State of the Union from NPR’s Domenico Montanaro, click here.
Caroline Heldman, associate professor of politics at Occidental College and author of “Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age” (Cornell University Press, 2017); she tweets @carolineheldman