President Donald Trump: SOTU Won’t Happen Until After Shutdown Ends
President Donald Trump will give the State of the Union address after the partial government shutdown ends.
Trump pointed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for inviting and subsequently disinviting him to give the State of the Union in the House of Representatives.
“As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed,” he wrote Wednesday night. “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. I am not looking for an….”
...alternative venue for the SOTU Address 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!"