The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will provide immediate coverage for the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, after Trump provides the game plan for his third year in office. The show’s social media accounts will also live tweet President Trump’s broadcast.
This will be the eighth time Trevor Noah’s Daily Show has broadcasted live. Last year, Noah and his crack team of fake news correspondents went live after the State of the Union and the night of the midterm elections.
The Daily Show and State of the Union rescheduled due to government shutdown
The State of the Union and The Daily Show special coverage were originally supposed to air on January 29 but were postponed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The broadcast was postponed due to the 35-day partial government shutdown over Trump’s ongoing and persistent demand for border-wall funding.
In a letter to the president, Pelosi wrote: “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government reopens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after the government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th.”
This is the first time in presidential history that a speaker revoked an invitation to deliver the State of the Union. The last time a State of the Union announcement was postponed or delayed was in 1986 when Ronald Reagan postponed his speech following the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will go live February 5 following the State of the Union on Comedy Central.