Skip to comments.President Trump Delays His State of the Union Address
Posted on 01/23/2019 9:38:53 PM PST by Kaslin
President Trump announced late Wednesday night he will give the State of the Union Address when the government shutdown comes to an end.
As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. 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. I am not looking for an.... Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2019
....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! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2019
The announcement comes just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disinvited the President from giving the address.
"I am writing to inform you the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President's State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened," Pelosi wrote. "I look forward to welcoming you to the House on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has opened."
This afternoon, I sent @realDonaldTrump a letter informing him that the House will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the Presidents State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened. https://t.co/r1oad0xEAh pic.twitter.com/kGEbayx95u Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 23, 2019
At the White House Wednesday afternoon, Trump berated Pelosi for the move, said there would be an alternative for the address and declared the Speaker "can't handle the truth" about the current state of affairs in the country.
"The State of the Union speech has been canceled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't want to hear the truth. She doesn't want the American public to hear what's going on. And she's afraid of the truth. And the super-left Democrats, the radical Democrats, what's going on in that party is shocking. I know many people that were Democrats and they're switching over right now, they're switching over quickly. So I hope they know what they're doing for their party. So far they haven't," Trump said. "I will say that the American people want to hear the truth. They have to hear the. truth and the truth is all about - and said I think and I hope well - we were planning on doing a really very important speech in front of the House and the Senate and the Supreme Court and everybody else's that there. It's called the State of the Union, it's in the Constitution. We're supposed to be doing it and now Nancy Pelosi - or 'Nancy' as I call her - she doesn't want to hear the truth and she doesn't want, more importantly, the American people to hear the truth. So we just found out that she's canceled it and I think that's a great blotch on the incredible country that we all love. It's a great, great horrible mark."
"It's a sad thing for our country. We'll do something in the alternative. I'll be talking to you about that at a later date," he continued.
The Dems didnt want Trump to give the speech because they didnt want the people of this country to hear the truth.
two words. Paul Ryan.
What reality is that? I don’t see this postponement as a negative for him.
He let go of the rope.
Nasty will fall on her ass or her own sword like virulent never Trumpers so often do.
Maybe he didn’t want to publicly fight and damage Republicans for it.
Yes, I agree that he should go that far .... and more.
Welcome to FR.
Yes, all of a paltry 30 Congress Critters have written her a letter saying GO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT. Will she? I doubt it, as it won't benefit her at all. And she is NOT going to EVER give him the billions he has asked for, for the wall!
And THAT is the reality of which I spoke.
Thank you for the reply. I can’t argue with that reality.
Do you think he’ll do the RIF-Reduction In Force?
And THAT would be a good thing, indeed; but will he do it?
Our questions and answers crossed in the mail. I don’t know if he will do it.
How would him declaring an emergency affect all this?
I have no idea why Trump is going along with Pelosi’s BS - he has an invitation to speak in front of the Senate, and I hope he takes them up on it and uses the opportunity to rip the Democrats for their open-borders policies.
We all know that he's no pol.
He has played this as though it was a business deal, which was all wrong!
Nancy is playing political games.
Thanks for taking the time to really asses what I've posted. I've just been posting facts.
Truth be told... he probably has a better chance of getting the wall done with PEELOUZY, then he ever did with that fake republican back stabbing ‘never trumper” treasonous jerk who the pubbies just could not flush down the proverbial toilet.
Like a grotesque malodorous floater, he just kept coming back from the p trap and floated to the top stinking up the room,every time we tried to flush him... he ruined the party and the brand of conservatives
Is this, an opus, that may be, a runaway winner for brevity? 🤙
You’re welcome. I appreciate the honest assessment.
I just received this via email and haven’t read beyond the headline yet.
And at this juncture, I would NOT care to even hazard a guess as to what's coming down the pike next. This is all historically uncharted territory.
The AZ mafia is an influence much closer to home.
I hope it’s not too late for him to re-think some of his strategy.
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