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Donald Trump's first State of the Union address: Live video

U.S. President Donald Trump will offer his first State of the Union address tonight at 9 p.m. EST. Watch here and read up on what he's likely to discuss.

U.S. President Donald Trump will offer his first State of the Union address tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern, in which he is expected to discuss immigration, the country’s economic performance and national security. One White House official told Politico that Trump’s speech will adopt a tone of “bipartisanship” in an attempt to unify the deep ideological divides among congressional politicians and the nation, though the infamously mercurial president has often bucked such expectations. We’ll livestream the full speech.

Canadians watching the speech may be on the lookout for news about ongoing NAFTA talks, or for information about our southern neighbour’s plans for immigration, which has posed challenges for Canadian politics and policy since Trump’s term began.

Until the speech gets underway, there’s plenty to read about the state of U.S. politics. Here’s a sample:

On Trump

At Trump’s speech to Congress, an audacious call for hope

The president of the United States is unwell

At his final State of the Union, Obama breaks the fourth wall

On trade and the economy

If Trump kills NAFTA, it could hit America’s Rust Belt hard

Trump administration faces backlash from lawmakers on NAFTA

How Canada’s NAFTA charm offensive hit a wall of confusion and apathy

On tax reform, Donald Trump gets it done—and takes a moment to gloat

On immigration

Memo to Donald Trump: Canadian immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries are thriving

Trump’s immigration crackdown creates growing confusion

Donald Trump’s white supremacy blinds him to the debt America owes Haiti

Is Donald Trump emboldening extremists in Canada?

On foreign policy

The most dangerous thing Donald Trump has done yet

Donald Trump and North Korea’s nuclear war rhetoric is frighteningly similar