What to watch for in Trump's State of the Union address

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House

Mr Schumer earlier previewed Democrats' message for countering Mr Trump, declaring on Monday: "The number one reason the state of the union has such woes is the president".

This marks the first time in United States history a president has postponed the State of the Union due to a standoff with Congress. President Ronald Reagan delayed his address in 1986 after the Challenger space shuttle exploded, killing all seven crew members.

Find KTLA's updated coverage of Stacey Abram's Democratic Rebuttal here.

But a source close to Trump reportedly said the president will probably not go that far.

"Simply put, walls work and walls save lives".

As he stands before lawmakers, the president will be surrounded by symbols of his political opposition.

And the makeup of the House chamber - with Democrats newly in the majority and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the chair behind him - will also be very much on display. Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren?

Delivering the Democratic Party's response to his State of the Union address, Abrams struck a tone that might influence other Democrats still searching for the right way to challenge Trump in the election in 2020, when he will seek a second term. Abrams narrowly lost her bid in November to become America's first black female governor, and party leaders are aggressively recruiting her to run for U.S. Senate from Georgia.

In excerpts released ahead of Abrams' remarks, she calls the shutdown a political stunt that "defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people, but our values". Prior to the advent of television and radio, past presidents submitted a written address, rather than giving a speech before Congress.

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The bipartisan, bicameral conference committee composed of 17 Democrats and Republicans was formed as part of the deal to end the 35-day partial shutdown of the government.

On CBS Sunday, President Trump suggested once again that he'd shut down the government another time if he doesn't get the funding he wants.

For all of Trump's talk about political unity, he could not resist denouncing liberal Democrats who have gained power in the House, best personified by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has proposed a 70 percent tax on the richest Americans.

The pillars, which didn't come to fruition in Congress, included a pathway to citizenship for "Dreamers", the young undocumented immigrants previously protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy ended by Trump previous year, a wall on the southern border, an end to visa lotteries and a limit on family immigration sponsorships.

President Trump will deliver his remarks Tuesday night, one week later than scheduled, following the government shutdown.

Other Democrats plan to bring undocumented immigrants to send a message as Trump's political agenda centres around reducing immigrants and making it more hard for refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers to enter the US.

Against that backdrop, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is inching toward a potential agreement that would give Trump just a fraction of what he's demanding.

Trump defended himself from conservative backlash over the government shutdown and said he didn't cave for anyone.

Trump replied in a letter of his own on January 23 that the Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service indicated "there are no security concerns" around the State of the Union and he meant to honor Pelosi's initial invitation. Despite the shutdown, the USA economy added a robust 304,000 jobs in January, marking 100 straight months of job growth.

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