President Donald Trump will be giving his first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday — a State of the Union address in all but name because it’s not technically called that until the President’s second year — and if you don’t want to miss it, fret not, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s start with the basics: Trump will be addressing a joint session of Congress, meaning both the House of Representatives and the Senate, on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time (9 p.m. if you’re on the East Coast).
He’ll probably be talking about his travel ban, Obamacare a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act, the infamous wall and how he plans to continue making America great again amongst other things. According to the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, the address will focus on the “renewal of the American spirit.”
If you don’t have access to a TV, it’s all good because it’s 2017 and there are plenty of ways to view the President’s address to Congress without one.
Once again, MSNBC and NBC will be partnering up to cover the President’s speech in an all-day special coverage event on the MSNBC website here all for free
When it’s time for President Donald Trump to give his speeh at 6 p.m., you’ll be able to watch it on the NBC site here. The stream will also be available on NBC News apps, the NBC News YouTube channel and OTT platforms.
In the run up to the speech, MSNBC’s primetime coverage will kick off at 5 p.m. Pacific with Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams and Chris Matthews, and that crew will continue live coverage after Trump’s speech.
On NBC News, meanwhile, will have Lester Holt, Chuck Todd and Tom Brokaw in their coverage immediately before and after the 6 p.m. main event.
Both NBC and MSNBC will broadcast the Democratic Party’s response to Trump’s bit.
NBC News will also have special online-only streaming coverage on its website in a web portal built for the event that will include fact checks from NBC Digital reporters. That feed will also be available on NBC News’ various apps and on YouTube.
According to The Hill, a few Democratic congress members plan on bringing undocumented immigrants, a Muslim professional and a lawyer who works mostly with people from the Middle East to hear Trump’s address.
Yes, it’s all wonderful, exciting stuff that you most likely want to cancel any and all plans so you can watch and not feel left out of Wednesday’s water cooler conversations.