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FACT CHECK: President Trump Delivers His First State Of The Union

Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress last night.

The theme of the speech was "building a safe, strong and proud America." The president pitched a plan to invest heavily in the nation's infrastructure and touted U.S. economic gains during his first year in the White House.

Trump's speech was followed by a Democratic response delivered by Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III, a rising star in the party and the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy.

Watch the address below and find fact-checks and annotations of the transcript from NPR journalists .

Watch the State of the Union address

Read the annotated transcript. 


Read the annotated transcript of the Democrats' response.


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