Some conservatives and libertarians have been warning that if Trump tries to bypass the federal government's legislative branch (the Senate and the House of Representatives) in order to create a border wall through an executive order, it would set a risky precedent. Now, in his annual address to the nation, the president will lay out what comes next. Mr Schumer also attacked President Trump for an attempt to "sabotage" Obamacare and alleged he had alienated North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.
Disruptive antics and political stunts at the State of the Union are no way to attract moderate voters - as mortified liberal pundits pointed out previous year - but with so many Democrats needing to prove their anti-Trump bona fides to potential primary voters, don't expect them to practice restraint this time around, either.
And he has teased a potential announcement during the State of the Union address.
Trump's approval had been sliding in recent weeks, reaching a low of 43 per cent in the Rasmussen poll as the shutdown wore on.More news: Cancer awareness event to show benefits of exercise after diagnosis
The presence of the three generations of the Davis family is expected to be used to illustrate of the necessity for greater border security, including a wall on the southern border with Mexico.
Guests typically serve to highlight administration policies.
However, a Defence Department inspector general report released Monday said the Islamic State group "remains a potent force of battle-hardened and well-disciplined fighters that could likely resurge in Syria" absent continued counterterrorism pressure.
Unlike Gallup's broad samples, which draw from all American adults, Rasmussen surveyers accept responses only from self-described "likely voters.' It's the only 'likely voter" national poll on Trump to be published since mid-November.More news: Sean McVay, Bill Belichick meet ahead of Super Bowl 53
Trump also will claim success on economic policy, including cutting federal regulations, the source said.
The first lady's Be Best campaign, announced in May 2018, aims to combat bullying.
Democrats will look to jump-start their legislative agenda after the State of the Union after facing a delay due to the partial government shutdown.
Pelosi's guests, announced by her office Tuesday afternoon, include two active-duty transgender Army officers - an implicit critique of Trump's decision to implement a ban on transgender servicemembers - and survivors of last February's mass shooting at a Florida high school, a protest of the Republican stance against stricter gun control.
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.More news: Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Forecasts Early Spring
The Democratic response to Trump will be delivered by Stacey Abrams, who excited interest from activists across the country in the fall when she was almost elected the U.S.'s first African-American woman state governor by voters in once-segregated Georgia.