Watch Live: President Trump Delivers State of the Union — #SOTU

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Tuesday President Trump will deliver the annual State of the Union.

As the News Blender reported here, here, and here, the State of the Union was postponed from January 29th, due to the government shutdown.

As with any State of the Union politicians bring guests to the event for a full list @ CBS News.

Guests Brought by Democrats in part:

  • Muriel Bowser the Mayor of Washington D.C..
  • Angelica Salas Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles Executive Director.
  • Leo Gerard United Steelworkers President.
  • Victorina Morales & Sandria Diaz both former Trump National Golf Club employees.

Guests Brought by Republicans in part:

  • Brandon Judd National Border Patrol Council President.
  • Manny Padilla Border Patrol’s Joint Task Force-West Director.
  • Nadia Murad survived sexual slavery at the hand of ISIS, co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

Republican Rep. Steve King (Iowa) via Twitter:

Guests Brought by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in part:

  • Elvin Hernandez from Department of Homeland Security a Special Agent with Trafficking in Persons unit.
  • Alice Johnson granted clemency by President Trump.
  • Judah Samet a member of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and a Holocaust survivor.
  • Joshua Trump a sixth grader bullied over his last name.

For fun: ABC News is reporting that one annual thing that seems to happen every State of the Union is the guessing game that surrounds who the Designated Survivor is.

According to the article this “survivor” is typically placed in a secure, remote location away from the Capital in case for some reason those at the Capital become incapacitated, a person can be in charge of the government.

As the article points out, finding this years Designated Survivor is a bit more complicated than in years passed, as President Trump has “multiple vacancies” in his cabinet, as only a Senate confirmed secretary is able to fill the role of “Designated Survivor.”

Another tradition associated with the State of the Union is the opposing parties response to the State of the Union. This year the Democrats picked former Governor of Georgia candidate Democrat Stacey Abrams. For more on who Stacey Abrams is @ The New York Times.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer offered his thoughts on the State of the Union.

FOR FUN Part 2: Here is a bingo game created by twitter user Jeff Tiedrich.

For What it’s Worth: Personally if you turn that Bingo game into a Drinking Game, pace yourself, I would avoid words like “caravan” or “wall.”

The State of the Union is expected to start at 9 p.m. eastern/ 6 p.m. pacific standard time.

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