Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union on February 5 from the House floor.
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) January 28, 2019
Trump quickly accepted the invitation:
President Trump has accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's invitation to address the nation on February 5 from floor of the House to deliver his delayed State of the Union speech pic.twitter.com/7T8p1KmVht
— Amanda Golden (@amandawgolden) January 28, 2019
On January 23, Pelosi and Trump exchanged contentious letters about the SOTU, which was scheduled for January 29. Trump told Pelosi that he planned to honor her original invitation to deliver the speech on that date in the House chamber.
Pelosi snapped that he will not have the ability to deliver the SOTU on the House floor during the shutdown.
After hours of media speculating Trump’s next move, he tweeted at 11:12PM ET on January 23 that he decided not to hold the SOTU during the shutdown.DONATE
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