President Barack Obama has put out a video of himself touting his upcoming State of the Union address set for Tuesday night.
"What I want to focus on in this State of the Union not just the remarkable progress we've made, not just what I want to get done in the year ahead, but what we all need to do together in the years to come: The big things that will guarantee an even stronger, better, more prosperous America for our kids," Obama says in the video.
It was shot in the Oval Office and begins with a shot of the president's desk. Obama walks into the shot, not wearing a jacket and with his shirtsleeves rolled up. He then sits on the front edge of the desk as he talks casually to the camera.
Obama reels off a list of accomplishments he's made since entering office seven years ago, but doesn't mention that he will face Republican majorities in the House and Senate during his last year, which would stymie most agenda items he would propose, Politico notes.
An email to be sent out Wednesday by Obama's chief-of-staff Denis McDonough lays out what is expected to be Obama's "brag list," Politico reported: "December's budget agreement, the Iran nuclear deal, increased domestic oil production together with new environmental regulations, a peak in high school graduation rates and health insurance coverage, a drop in unemployment, crime and incarceration rates."
"What we have left to do is bigger than any one policy initiative or new bill in Congress," McDonough writes. "This is about who we are, where we're headed, and what kind of country we want to be."
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