What does SOTU stand for?

State of the Union

SOTU is the annual address the President of the United States (POTUS or POUS) gives near the beginning of each year (often January or February). It comes from Article II, Section 3, Clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which requires the President to periodically deliver information about the State of the Union to Congress.

The President typically covers the challenges they and their administration have faced over the last year and how they have handled or solved them. If it's their first term, they will likely cover events that occurred under the previous President's tenure.

You will likely only see SOTU at the beginning of the year when political analysts and netizens remark about the content of the President's SOTU and his performance in delivering it. For example, you may follow a CNN or Fox News reporter on X, and they post, "While the left will surely be outraged by the SOTU, the right will completely embrace it."


Did you watch the SOTU speech last nite?
Nah, I missed it. Anything important?
Not really. Mostly just propaganda
Democrat Congressman trolling a Republican POTUS at the SOTU
Democrat Congressman trolling a Republican POTUS at the SOTU

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Updated December 19, 2023

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