President Donald Trump delivered his second official State of the Union address on Tuesday. The speech was billed as a bipartisan one, though it comes amid a moment of division in Washington, DC: The president and Congress are no closer to striking a deal on immigration, government funding, and his border wall than they were just a couple of weeks ago, when they called a temporary truce to end the longest government shutdown in US history.
Some of his claims were misleading or false. For example, he claimed that he would prioritize protecting patients with preexisting conditions, even though his administration is asking a federal court to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting conditions. He also exaggerated progress he claims to have made on Iran. As Vox’s Ezra Klein wrote, Trump in his speech “imagined the president he hasn’t been.”
The evening wasn’t all about Trump — the record number of women in Congress, most of them Democrats, were a striking image, wearing all white in solidarity and in honor of the suffragists. One of the Trump family’s guests was also spotted taking a nap, stealing some of the show.