Joe Biden appears combative against Russia in the State of the Union address

The US President is using the State of the Union address to open the election campaign and turn it against Donald Trump. He also takes issue with Putin and his own constitutional judges.

Even before Joe Biden enters Congress, a question is being discussed up and down on American news channels. Will he address Donald Trump in his State of the Union address, even call him by name? The US President gives the answer after just a few minutes. He attacks Trump, head-on. Whether it's Ukraine, NATO, abortion, gun rights, border protection or the economy – Biden seeks confrontation in almost every issue area.

But Trump is like Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter. He is talked about, but his name is not spoken. Don't say his name!