The Purpose of the State of the Union Address, and Why President Trump's Was Not Just a Failure, But an Attack on Our Values

Furthermore, as Radley Balko notes in the Washington Post, President Trump's speech was filled with lies and half-truths, many of which are holdovers from his campaign, though he certainly has the information to know better now, as president. The worst of them divide the nation and tarnish whole groups of people. It's worth thinking about why he keeps lying on these points.