Donald Trump is slated to address a Joint Session of congress on Tuesday night, which would otherwise be known as a State of the Union Address — but because he hasn’t yet been in office for a year, they can’t call it that.
Regardless of its official title, it will be the first time Trump will address Congress since he’s been President, and all the news networks are covering it as if it were a State of the Union. Meaning wall to wall coverage on Tuesday night, and even all the broadcast networks will be interrupting their normal coverage to carry the speech.
If you don’t have access to a TV and you’re a fan of Fox News, you’re in luck because it’s 2017 and the internet is a wonderful thing.
Fox News will be live, as always, through its Fox News Go platform, which you can access through a browser or the Fox News mobile app, and on FoxNews.com. You will need to log in with a supported TV provider in order to watch that feed, however.
The Trump speech itself will begin 6 p.m. Pacific Time (9 p.m. for you East Coast folk), and the network make the discussion of the occasion an all-day affair, most of which will be broadcast live from the capital.
At noon Pacific you can catch a special edition of “Shepard Smith Reporting” live from Washington D.C., followed by “Your World with Neil Cavuto”, also in Washington. At 2 p.m. you have “The Five,” The First 100 Days anchored by Martha MacCallum (live from Washington D.C.) at 4p.m. Fox News will really start ramping up from there, with “The O’Reilly Factor from New York at 5 p.m.
Then it’s the main event starting at 6 p.m. post-address analysis co-anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum until 8 p.m. At which point “Hannity” will air.
The main Fox network will also get a dose of Fox News tonight, with Shepard Smith anchoring coverage there just before and after Trump’s address.
Given Trump’s very busy first month in office, we can take a very educated guess that he’ll most likely be talking about his travel ban, repealing the Affordable Care Act, the infamous Mexico-U.S. border wall and how he plans to continue making America great again amongst other things. According to the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, Trump will focus on the “renewal of the American spirit.”
According to The Hill, some Democratic Congress members plan on bringing undocumented immigrants, a Muslim professional and a lawyer who works mostly with people from the Middle East to witness Trump’s address so that the President will be able to actually see the people he’s affecting with his policies.
Yes, it’s all wonderful, exciting stuff that you most likely will want to cancel any and all plans so you can watch.