Trump is expected to stand in the House chamber and boast about the state of the US economy. Unfortunately, Joshua has been bullied in school due to his last name. That's because Trump likely will describe his time in office as, in the words of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday, "two of the most successful years under a first-term president".
Chatter about the possibility of some dramatic announcement during the speech went into high gear earlier in the week, after Trump - using his preferred communication form of insinuation - told CBS on Sunday that he doesn't "like to take things off the table" and "you know, there have been plenty national emergencies called".
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.
The first family's other guests include Grace Eline, a child who was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 9; Judah Samet, a Holocaust survivor who lived through the shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Ashley Evans, a recovering opioid addict; Elvin Hernandez, a special agent at the Department of Homeland Security who focuses on human trafficking; and Debra Bissell, Heather Armstrong and Madison Armstrong - family members of a Nevada couple who authorities say were killed by an undocumented immigrant.
While White House officials cautioned that Trump's remarks were still being finalized, the president was expected to use some of his televised address to showcase a growing economy.
Just two days later, Trump signed a bill to bring a (temporary) end to the 35-day shutdown, and the following week, Pelosi extended an invitation for Trump to address Congress on February 5. 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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He lives in Atlanta and had been promoting a Super Bowl pop-up shop event on Twitter for his mother on Friday and Saturday. Bow Wow was taken into custody in the early hours of Saturday morning when police got a call about a domestic dispute.
The speech comes on the heels of a record-long partial government shutdown, which ended on January 25 after spanning 35 days.
It's safe to bet that Democrats seated opposite her place behind Trump will be looking to her for cues for their reactions, as well.
Some Republicans have criticized Trump's efforts to draw down military forces in Syria and Afghanistan.
That means a "unity" speech would not be a simple declaration that the opposition party needs to come around to the president's way of thinking about everything from the economy to immigration to national security and foreign policy. If he builds his State of the Union around the wall, he will be building it around an issue with little constituency outside the most pro-Trump factions of the Republican party. Trump may also preview plans to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Meanwhile, some White House officials are trying to spin the upcoming speech as positive and unifying.
Johnson and Charles will be two of the 13 guests Trump invited to the State of the Union, and each of them represent one of Trump's talking points and issues. One that is expected to be announced is a new initiative aimed at ending transmissions of HIV by 2030. "He will be asking for bipartisan support to make that happen, " said White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
The student from DE, who is not related to the president, made news past year after his parents described how other children would chant his surname on the school bus.