Since 1790, there have been 95 in-person State of the Union Addresses, and the 96th is shaping up to be one for the history books.
The nation is watching to see how President Donald Trump handles his 2019 State of the Union Address as the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Trump spar amid a languishing government shutdown. The latest news is that the address won't happen until after a shutdown solution is found.
Stephen E. Strang, a best-selling author, who recently released his newest book, Trump Aftershock, said the faith-based community that helped a great deal to elect the president to office—along with the rest of the nation—wants and needs to hear from the president, whether they are "fans" or not.
"In the current turmoil of our nation, citizens deserve to hear from our leader about such important matters as the ongoing plan for smart and legal immigration, the protection of our borders, national security, health care, the current government shutdown and much more," Strang said. "It is important for President Trump to address his base of evangelical voters, who want to see him continue to keep his many promises and carry out the agenda on which he campaigned.
"Even before his January 2018 State of the Union Address, the Trump administration had waded into the swamp and begun the cleanup process, fully embracing 64 percent of the agenda items proposed by the conservative Heritage Foundation for changing the way Washington works."
Strang also noted that the Constitution states in Article II, Section 3, Clause 1 that the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." He shares more about this topic in the embedded podcast below.
Trump Aftershock explores the "president's seismic impact on culture and faith in America" and uncovers unreported facts while objectively helping readers understand what the nation's most unlikely and unconventional president has accomplished.
A personal note from Stephen Strang: I'm excited to share with you my new podcast, "In Depth With Stephen Strang." The show will tentatively start next Friday, Feb. 1, but for my column's readers, I have a special sneak peek. To hear a preview episode of the new series, click here.
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