President Trump will give the final State of the Union of his first term on Tuesday, February 4 at 9 p.m. ET. But the address may be running up against some counterprogramming: Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate.
The annual State of the Union address by the president is considered. The president has appeared before a joint session of Congress every year since 1913, providing a constitutionally-mandated debrief on the country’s current political and economic status. Article II of the Constitution requires the president to “give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”