5 Feb 2020

As America awaits impeachment verdict Trump gives State of the Union address

Washington Correspondent

It was, said one correspondent, the most outlandish, the most ostentatiously theatrical, the most flamboyantly bizarre State of the Union address of all time.

President Trump played to the cheering crowd of Republicans in Congress, while in the most viral moment of the night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of the speech right behind him, describing it as a “manifesto of mistruths”.

Mr Trump didn’t mention his own impeachment trial at all. He’s widely expected to be acquitted later tonight.