Home / BBC News / Trump’s big speech – lessons from history

Trump’s big speech – lessons from history

When Donald Trump makes his address to the Joint Session of Congress this evening, like other newly inaugurated presidents, he will be making a clear statement of where he believes the country has come from and where it is going. Katty Kay has been taking a look at why these speeches have historically been such pivotal moments.

Check Also

US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIraqi federal police advance towards disputed city …

Iraqis enter heart of Kirkuk as Kurds flee

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIraqi federal police advance towards disputed city …

Kirkuk: Iraqi forces capture key sites from Kurds

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iraq’s central government said the operation aimed to “secure bases …

Sebastian Kurz: Austrian conservative set to become world’s youngest leader

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionConservative Sebastian Kurz: the frontrunner Austria’s conservative …

Somalia: Huge bomb one of Mogadishu’s deadliest

[unable to retrieve full-text content]