Expectations ahead of President Trump's 1st State of the Union address

President Trump will be expected to focus on the economy, immigration and national security in his inaugural State of the Union address later today.
1:53 | 01/30/18

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We have more on the president's first state of the union address and expected to focus on the economy, immigration and national security and our senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega has more on how it's coming together behind the scenes. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Hey, robin. Busy day at the white house. The white house says it will be must see TV. We all know it's a president who excels in primetime. Behind the scenes exactly what president trump will say tonight remains a bit of a mystery, I've got to say even those among his inner circle, very few have seen the entirety of the speech he's going to give tonight, unlike that American carnage speech that the president gave during his inaugural address, this one, I'm told, will be -- the key phrase for it will be optimism and the president gave specific direction he wanted to see it as a positive and uplifting speech. For months he's been sending, passing along phrases and key lines he wants to see in his speech tonight but really the primary speech writer is Stephen Miller, a hard-liner on immigration. I'm told the president did spend the weekend editing it and did a full practice run here in the white house map room yesterday and he'll be spending the day doing preps for the speech today. Last-minute prep, robin,s about as you know the white house says the entire first family will be here from the first lady to all the president's children but Barron is not going. It is a school night. What can you tell us about the special guests that will be there tonight? Reporter: These guest also give us a sense of what the president is going to talk about. Let's take a look at a few. A family that benefits from the president's tax plan. Parents of two daughters killed by the ms-13 gang and small business owners. Democrat, a number of them, are protesting the speech and won't be there tonight. Thank you. We'll get analysis from our

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