Trump preparing two versions of State of the Union address
U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing for two different State of the Union speeches.
According to multiple sources familiar with the planning, one a more traditional address delivered to Congress in the House chamber or some other location in D.C., the other prepared for a political rally at a location outside of Washington, D.C.
Sources said the president was previously planning two separate versions of the State of the Union – one version if the government was still shut down and another if the government was open, ABC News reported.
However, now the planning has evolved, assuming the government shutdown could drag on past January 29 – the expected delivery date of the address. If the president decides to deliver a speech in rally form, it would mark the first rally style event the president has attended since the partial shutdown began.