President Joe Biden will give his second State of the Union address to Congress and the American people on February 7, 2023.
Earlier today, in anticipation of Biden’s SOTU speech, Jen Psaki, the former White House Press Secretary, appeared on Tuesday’s Morning Joe on MSNBC to praise his speaking skills.
“What he needs to do is tell a story,” Psaki said. “Joe Biden is an amazing storyteller. I mean, you sit in the Oval Office and he can storytell for six hours.”
Biden’s first SOTU address got fewer views than both Trump’s and Obama’s, with 38 million viewers tuning in compared to 45.5 million for Trump and 48 million for Obama. This may be due to the fact that it appears that the American population remains discontent with the current state of the country. A substantial two-thirds of the population believe that the country is moving in the wrong direction and a majority hold unfavorable opinions about President Biden’s performance in office.
As President Biden prepares to deliver his State of the Union speech, he is facing several scandals. The discovery of classified documents in his possession and allegations of donating them to a university in his home state have drawn parallels to the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, where Trump was accused of taking classified documents. Furthermore, there are accusations that Biden permitted the U.S. to be monitored by a hot air balloon and delayed in taking action to bring it down.