January 28, 2018
In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back
"The president is going to talk about how America’s back," said White House legislative director Marc Short. "The president is also going to make an appeal to Democrats … to say we need to rebuild our country. And to make an appeal that to do infrastructure, we need to do it in a bipartisan way."
Short said Trump would urge Democrats to support additional military spending in light of "dramatic threats on the global scene."
White House officials have said the theme of the annual address will be "building a safe, strong and proud America" and that Trump was looking to showcase the accomplishments of his first year while setting the tone for the second.
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