WATCH: President Trump Delivers State Of The Union Address

Feb 5, 2019

President Trump began his second State of the Union address with a call for bipartisanship and unity, even as he remains at a logjam with Congress over immigration in the shadow of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

It's the first time Trump will address Congress with Democrats controlling the House, and the president opened by telling them he was "ready to work with you to achieve historic breakthroughs for all Americans" and aiming to "govern not as two parties but as one nation."

"There is a new opportunity in American politics, if only we have the courage to seize it. Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country," the president said to a standing ovation from both parties.

Trump called on Congress to "reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution — and embrace the boundless potential of cooperation, compromise and the common good."

Watch the presidential speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis.

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