Published: Sun, January 28, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

How to watch this year's State of the Union address

How to watch this year's State of the Union address

Although it may not be her intent, Waters runs the risk of stepping on her own party's response to the president's speech - Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) will be delivering the Democratic Party's official response Tuesday night, immediately following the president's address.

The 37-year-old three-term congressman will appear on national TV following Trump's speech on January 30 to present the Democratic Party's response, according to The Boston Globe.

His father, Joe P Kennedy II, was also Democratic member of the House of Representatives.

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The European heavyweights stepped up to position themselves as a counterweight to Trump's "America First" agenda. The line-up included Goldman Sachs's Lloyd Blankfein and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.

Speaking to the Boston Globe, Mr Kennedy said: "From healthcare to economic justice to civil rights, the Democratic agenda stands in powerful contrast to President Trump's broken promises to American families".

The State of the Union will also offer Trump a venue to tout accomplishments and initiatives that have been commonplace in his rhetoric throughout his first year in office. It will be directly followed by Rep. Kennedy's response. "His leadership has been vital in educating a next-generation workforce, in creating good-paying manufacturing jobs and in expanding opportunities for the middle class".

The latest generation of the Kennedy political dynasty from MA is expected to appeal to working- and middle-class voters, who the Democrats will likely say have been abandoned by the president, despite Trump's campaign pledges. Ted Kennedy, grandson of the late U.S. Attorney General Bobby Kennedy, and son of former Congressman Joseph Kennedy. In picking Kennedy to give the rebuttal speech, the party is bridging that gap with a new face attached to one of the most famous names in American politics. Kennedy has been an outspoken liberal voice against the Republican president.

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