President Donald Trump is set to deliver his third official State of the Union address to the nation from the US Capitol on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, the night before the Senate is scheduled to render its verdict on his impeachment trial.
Trump has used past addresses to highlight his administration’s victories, target his political enemies and push forward on efforts to fulfill his vision for the country.
But this Tuesday, Trump is expected underscore what his administration has done and what he claims Democrats have failed to do in the unique context of impeachment and election season.
The President is banking on the strong US economy and trade deal victories to carry his reelection campaign to a win in November, and he’s sure to highlight his wins on Tuesday.
His approval rating among voters stands at 45% according to a recent CNN poll conducted by SSRS — no worse than his approval rating in December and the highest it’s been since July. And in December, 76% of individuals polled said they rated the economy very or somewhat good, indicating a shifting tide in Americans’ economic outlook, which had remained tepid in the wake of the recession.