“So audacious was Miller’s performance that it became an internet meme. But he was really playing to an audience of one, and he scored a rave. Afterward, Trump tweeted: ‘Congratulations Stephen Miller — on representing me this morning on the various Sunday morning shows. Great job!'” To understand President Trump’s Tuesday night address to a joint session of Congress, you have to understand the role of the guy who usually has a big hand in writing such speeches, and defining some of the policies included within them. Courtesy of Bloomberg, meet the 31-year-old driving force behind the White House’s policies. Does Stephen Miller Speak for Trump? Or Vice Versa?

+ Too soon? NPR: Why Trump’s Speech To Congress Is Not A State Of The Union.

+ One of the key themes of the speech will be Trump’s plans to cut foreign aid and State Department spending to free up dough for the Pentagon. According to a letter sent to lawmakers from 120 retired generals (who cited quotes from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis) now is not the time to slash U.S. foreign aid. Generals urging the White House to fund diplomacy over defense? Yup.

+ Trump is also expected to bolster his case for school choice. Hopefully he doesn’t repeat Betsy DeVos’ claim that historically black colleges are “pioneers” of school choice. Uh, yeah. And slavery is a pioneer of job creation…

+ Meanwhile, here’s Trump’s latest political assertion: Obama is somehow behind the protests and leaks. (Wow. It’s not like Trump to make up stories about Obama…)