Trump's guest list suggests that the White House has not backed off its main obsession, which is convincing Americans to buy the racist myth that masses of brown people are streaming across the border to rape and kill them. That part of the address also will include the president making a claim sure to put GOP members on their feet applauding and cause Democrats to sink into their seats.
On Monday the White House revealed its special guests for Tuesday night's State of the Union.
He also will make another pitch for his proposed southern border wall.
It's hard to imagine anyone actually getting excited about the State of the Union, beyond people who have a thing for hearing elderly men describe fantasies about women being kidnapped with duct tape over their mouths.
"He's calling for cooperation", she said, adding that Mr Trump will point to examples of where this has happened on his watch.
But the president is facing a tough audience in Washington as many House Democrats are determined to resist him.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said the president would use his address "to call for an end to the politics of resistance, retribution".
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Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were skeptical ahead of Trump's televised address. We'll know more after his speech.
Trump later took to Twitter, saying he was "still thinking" about the speech and indicating he was prepared to give the speech in the House regardless of Pelosi's urging. The counter-puncher in chief charged Schumer with being "upset that he didn't win the Senate, after spending a fortune, like he thought he would".
The president is expected to press his case for a border wall with Mexico. Joe Manchin had to take a shot at members of his own party who refused to stand when the president entered the House chamber, describing their behavior as "disrespectful".
"Democrats. voted and supported building a wall and putting a barrier on our border".
"It has never been his preferred option", she said. That was about the time Donald J. Trump became president...
Democrats, however, view the wall within a broader context that includes the president's hardline rhetoric about illegal immigration since he was a presidential candidate. In short, the government might have re-opened, but little has changed.
In what appeared to be a retaliatory move one day later, Trump postponed a congressional delegation's trip to Afghanistan at the last minute, writing, "I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate".
That prompted Pelosi to send another letter to the president, this time more forceful in her language.
He has hinted that he may make news - a national emergency declaration on the USA southern border, a proposal on drug prices or on AIDS, or dates and locations for summits with the leaders of China and North Korea.