Trump’s State of the Union Was Longer than Last Year, But Shorter than Bill Clinton’s

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Tonight, President Donald Trump’s State of the Union broke records again. It was one of the longest in history, but it still fell short of two of Bill Clinton’s speeches.

Trump’s 2019 SOTU speech tonight was 82 minutes long, NBC News reported. That means his speech was the third-longest in State of the Union history, but still not as long as Clinton’s. He did, however, beat his record from last year.

Trump’s speech last year clocked in at 80 minutes long. He beat his record last year by two minutes this year.

But Bill Clinton still gets top honors for the longest speech. The longest State of the Union address on record goes to Clinton, whose 2000 address was one hour and 28 minutes long. Yes, that’s 88 minutes long, and six minutes longer than Trump’s message tonight.

The second-longest in history, also by Clinton, was in 1995 and lasted one hour and 24 minutes. That’s still longer than Trump’s SOTU speech tonight by about two minutes in length.

The shortest address was Washington’s in 1790, just 833 words and about 10 minutes. We’ll like never see a speech that short again.

Here’s a video of Trump’s speech last year:

President Trump 2018 State of the Union Address (C-SPAN)TUESDAY: President Trump delivers State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress – LIVE on C-SPAN, C-SPAN Radio, https://www.c-span.org/2018-01-31T03:44:06.000Z

And his speech this year, which was two minutes longer:

LIVE: President Trump 2019 State of the Union Address & Democratic Response (C-SPAN)President Trump delivers 2019 State of the Union Address before a Joint Session of Congress. https://cs.pn/2HV5POH Stacey Abrams delivers the Democratic Response.2019-02-06T04:02:35.000Z

But you’ll likely want to see the longest speech in history, which belongs to Clinton. Here it is:

The 2000 State of the Union (Address to a Joint Session of the Congress)This is video footage of President William Jefferson Clinton delivering a address to a joint session of Congress (State of the Union address). This footage is official public record produced by the White House Television (WHTV) crew, provided by the Clinton Presidential Library. Date: January 27, 2000 Location: US Capitol. Washington, DC ARC Identifier: 5729261 http://www.archives.gov/research/search/ Access Restriction(s): unrestricted Use Restrictions(s): unrestricted Camera: White House Television (WHTV) / Main Local Identifiers: MT11077, MT11078, MT11079, MT110802012-04-12T17:58:03.000Z

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