September 28, 2020

No mention of North Korea in Trump’s third State of the Union Address

Speech departed from previous two addresses, both of which made prominent mention of DPRK issue

U.S. President Donald Trump made no mention of North Korea during his third State of the Union speech on Tuesday, following months of diplomatic stalemate between Washington and Pyongyang and marking a striking departure from his previous two addresses to Congress.

Speaking to lawmakers from both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the U.S. President discussed a range of issues -- including many related to foreign policy -- but did not choose to address North Korea, one of the defining foreign policy issues of his presidency.