Transcript and annotation: President Trump's address to Congress

Feb 28, 2017

President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time tonight at the Capitol. Live coverage begins at 9 p.m. on WRVO.

This address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs. Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

NPR is provided live transcript of the remarks (bel0w), along with analysis and annotation from NPR journalists with expertise in politics, immigration, business, law and more.

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