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President Donald Trump’s improbable rise to the White House caught many by surprise. Outspent and out-staffed, his unexpected victory over former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had Washington reeling. Still, since taking the oath of office, his Administration has been anything but smooth. Stunning setbacks, crippling defeats, and perennial controversies have marked his one-year in office. Yet through it all, the former real-estate tycoon and reality television star continues to reshape Washington and the geo-political landscape issue-by-issue; challenge-by-challenge; crisis-by-crisis.
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Brookings Institution experts fact-check Trump’sState of the Union Address


President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress on January 30, 2018. In the speech, the president highlighted his administration’s accomplishments over its first year, and emphasized its policy priorities. These include infrastructure investment, immigration changes, and confronting the challenge of North Korea.

Experts from across Brookings offer their comments on President Trump’s first State of the Union.