POLITICO Playbook: SOTU is kind of useless, part II

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President Donald Trump enters the House chamber

President Donald Trump arrives for his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo

DRIVING THE DAY

LAST YEAR, we laid out why we thought the State of the Union was a bit worthless, both on a practical level and specifically because of how PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP governs. He speaks publicly all the time, so a speech in the House chamber, while longer than most of his missives, is still not terribly unique. As always, both sides are in their corners. To review, take a look at what we wrote last year.

BUT THIS YEAR, we are seeing signs that the State of the Union will be less believable than ever.

— THE WHITE HOUSE IS TEEING UP that


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