President Donald Trump heads to Capital Hill tonight for an address to a joint session of Congress. Trump will go into further detail about his plans for health care and taxes after releasing some of the details Monday.
Here’s how some of the media sees tonights speech…
Breitbart: President Trump Previews Congressional Address And Pathway On Obamacare Repeal, Tax Cuts, Border Wall
While technically not a State of the Union speech, the address will be in a similar vein. President Trump told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview in the Oval Office:
We’re going to be talking about healthcare. We’re going to be talking about Obamacare, and what we’re going to do about the disaster known as Obamacare, because it’s a complete and total disaster. We’re going to be talking about taxes. We’re going to be talking about the economy generally. We’re going to be talking about the military and spending money on the military, and the border. And we’ll be talking about many different subjects—and as much in a up-tone is the fact that I inherited a mess. It’s a mess, whether it’s the Middle East or it’s Obamacare—where costs are out of control—or it’s so many other things. I mean, things are much different than people thought, and people get it. We’re going to fix it. The important part is we’re going to fix it.
RealClearPolitics: GOP Struggles With Obamacare Ahead of Trump Address
Several prominent conservative lawmakers balked at a draft bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Monday, throwing a wrench into one of Republicans’ key agenda items the evening before President Trump is set to deliver his first major address to Congress.
Weeks after Republicans hoped to hold votes repealing the health care law, there’s no consensus between the House and Senate or within the party on how to replace it. While most lawmakers don’t expect Trump to get into details about health care during his speech Tuesday, they hope he will outline priorities and plans that will push the party back on track.
Reuters: Trump looks for reset with speech to Congress
Donald Trump gets a chance to put the rocky start to his presidency behind him on Tuesday night with a speech to the U.S. Congress where he will lay out his plans for the year including a healthcare overhaul and military buildup.
The 9 p.m. (0200 GMT Wednesday) speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives will be Trump’s biggest chance yet to command a large prime-time audience and describe his agenda after a first month in office characterized by missteps, internal dramas and squabbles with the news media.
The Hill: Mnuchin: Trump’s first budget won’t touch entitlements
President Trump’s first budget proposal won’t touch Social Security or Medicare, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday.
Mnuchin told Fox News that Trump’s first budget proposal, expected to be released on March 13, won’t include changes to entitlement benefits. He said it will focus instead on tax cuts and regulatory reform to bolster economic growth and pay down the debt, a major Trump campaign promise.
FiveThirtyEight: How Trump’s Start-Of-Term Strategy Differs From Past Presidents’
President Trump has been in office for a little over a month now, and it’s been an eventful term so far. In some ways, Trump’s first few weeks have been as unusual as his candidacy was: executive orders have sparked major protests, a high-level adviser resigned amid scandal, questions abound about the administration’s relationship with Russia, and the press conferences have … strayed a bit from the usual scripts. So it’s safe to say Trump has started his presidency in his own unique way. But there have also been moments of normalcy: There was nothing weird about Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, for example.
Bloomberg TV: President Donald Trump will address a joint session of Congress this evening in a speech said to focus on foreign policy, security, and his budget plan. Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”