Skip to comments.Trump: I will deliver State of the Union 'when the shutdown is over
Posted on 01/23/2019 8:31:19 PM PST by be-baw
President Trump said late Wednesday that he would deliver his State of the Union address after the ongoing partial government shutdown is over.
"As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address," Trump wrote in a tweet. "I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative - I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over."
Trump clarified earlier statements suggesting he may do an alternative State of the Union, writing that he was not seeking an alternative venue because "there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber."
"I look forward to giving a great State of the Union Address in the near future!" he added.
I am disappointed in him for this.
Device your enemy that they have won then kick their arse.
Don’t know about this.
The SOTU would have been a prime venue for making the case for The Wall, with all its theatrics and full TV coverage.
This shutdown could reeeeeally last a long time, meaning addressing the country could really be delayed ... at a time it probably shouldn’t be
Well, I guess most of the people will continue to only hear the side that the Media wants them to hear.
It’s got to be some kind of trap.
Trump just lost a large percentage of his supporters. Me included.
Apparently House Republicans voted to pay fed employees their 1st 2019 paycheck despite shutdown but only 6 Dems joined them. That tells you all you need to know. Dems don't care about missed pay or reopening the gov't, they only care about opposing Trump.
I am too, but only because I set an expectation that includes making Pelosi eat her words. In the big picture, the SOTU is small potatoes. Getting the wall is everything.
Petty Pelosi has already shown how bad she can be. Better this than him speaking in front of defiant Dems acting up throughout the speech.
State of the union is not the only time or way President Trump can address the people.
I’m not hpppy if Trump delays SOTU but I trust he has bigger fish to fry in the mean time.
A letdown, and not what I hoped for.
Well bye then...
Trump lost you over this! Bwahahaha.
I also think she does not want to have to appear on camera for who knows how long behind Trump, simply seated, not saying a word.
She has too many weird facial tics that people will hone in on.
I think he knows that the shutdown will soon be over.
Just a feeling
did you really have support for him? sotu is peanuts in the whole battle. you either turst trump or you don’t - can’t waffle at every twist and turn or you never really supported him much to begin with.
Listening to Breitbart and they just called this a masterstroke, removing her bargaining chip and making him look like the adult here.
I agree, though I still think he should speak to the base again, though not in SOTU format.
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