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President Trump’s address was the most tweeted-about State of the Union in Twitter history.

Data from the social media giant indicated there were 4.5 million tweets sent with #SOTU or #JointAddress during the speech, breaking last year’s record of 3 million.

The most tweeted topics during the address were Trump saying “we stand for the national anthem,” his proposal for immigration reform, and MS-13. The most tweeted-about people were Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi and Melania Trump.

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  • Immigration

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took to Twitter on Tuesday night to tell President Trump her view. The message: So-called Dreamers — an estimated 800,000 people who were brought to the United States illegally as children — are Americans too.

The San Francisco Democrat was responding to a portion of Trump’s State of the Union address in which he cited the current immigration system as a safety threat to American families and said he’d be willing to work with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to achieve reform.

“My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans — to protect their safety, their families, their communities and their right to the American dream,” Trump said. “Because Americans are dreamers too.”

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President Trump’s State of the Union address clocked in at 80 minutes. 

In a deliberate tone, he delivered roughly 5,200 words.

President Clinton’s final State of the Union in 2000 took nearly 90 minutes. That speech was just over 9,000 words. 

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President Trump announced in his State of the Union speech that his administration had “ended the war on beautiful, clean coal.”

It was a puzzling remark. Most of the coal plants Trump has tried to boost are hardly clean compared with other forms of energy. In fact, they create some of the most polluting power there is. 

But Trump repeatedly has confused plain old coal with “clean coal.”

Times journalists are annotating this speech. If you see a passage highlighted in yellow, you can click on it to see what we have to say about it. You can also highlight passages and leave your own comments.

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President Trump had choice words in his State of the Union address for North Korea, citing the “depraved character” of its government for its “reckless pursuit” of nuclear weapons. 

But he did not propose new policies to confront North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with whom he has at times engaged in name-calling.

“No regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea,” Trump said. “North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland.”

The entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center.
The entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center. (Ben Fox / Associated Press)

President Trump announced in his State of the Union that he would keep open the prison camp at the U.S. Navy station on Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, a campaign pledge that would reverse a long-held policy of the Obama administration.

In recent years, officials have been trying most captured terrorists in U.S. courts, with a high rate of conviction, but Trump signaled that he wants a different policy.

“Terrorists are not merely criminals, they are unlawful enemy combatants,” he said, using the military’s term for insurgents captured on the battlefield.

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In his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump steered clear of any reference to the special counsel investigation that has shadowed his administration. 

It was a noteworthy omission since the president has rarely shied away from expressing his thoughts on a probe that he has derided as a “hoax” and a “witch hunt.”

By ignoring the investigation, Trump followed the example set by former President Clinton. 

Airstrikes target Islamic State positions in Mosul, Iraq, in 2017.
Airstrikes target Islamic State positions in Mosul, Iraq, in 2017. (Felipe Dana)

President Trump said that the coalition to defeat Islamic State has liberated very close to 100% of the territory held by the militants in Iraq and Syria, and in other locations as well.

The group’s self-styled caliphate has indeed collapsed, and the number of active fighters in Iraq and Syria has plummeted. But experts warn that as many as 10,000 Islamic State loyalists could remain in the two countries.

Islamic State also retains active branches elsewhere in the Middle East, Africa and Asia — a potent threat underscored by recent deadly bombings in Afghanistan and Egypt's restive North Sinai region.