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President Barack Obama tweeted before his final State of the Union address in Congress, admitting that he is treating “this last State of the Union just like his first one,” because, “I am still just as hungry. I hope you tune in, because it is for you.”
Two hours before the start of the final State of the Union address of President Barack Obama, the White House released excerpts of the speech, according to various accounts of the White House correspondents. CNN publishes that Obama will said Americans that, “economic opportunity, security and a sustainable, peaceful planet were only possible if the country could return to “rational, constructive debates.” The President will emphasized that “It will only happen if we fix our politics.” Obama would address the diversity as a bedrock principle, which defines America’s strength.
“Each time, there have been those who told us to fear the future; who claimed we could slam the brakes on change, promising to restore past glory if we just got some group or idea that was threatening America under control,” he will say. “And each time, we overcame those fears.” “We made change work for us, always extending America’s promise outward, to the next frontier, to more and more people. And because we did — because we saw opportunity where others saw only peril — we emerged stronger and better than before,” the excerpts said.
Tuesday’s address in Congress will be a debut of new House Speaker Paul Ryan. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will give official televised response to the president’s address.
The White House decided to present the final State of the Union address on various social media platforms, which include Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube interviews with the President.
The incident that happened with 10 American sailors will not be part of the speech.”The President has no plans to address the crisis in his speech, White House Communications Director Jen Psaki said on CNN’s ‘The Situation Room.'”