Trump backs down and says he will wait to give his State of the Union after the shutdown is over, as Pelosi insisted.
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) January 24, 2019
Per The Hill:
… “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….
Bets on which Media Village Idiot will first proclaim this a Brillant Strategery to distract from (a) Ari Melber’s Roundtable of Mookery; (b) the increasingly loud protests against Trump’s Shitshow Shutdown; or (c) Steven Miller telling Trump he should totally set things up for an Argo reboot in Venezuela?
ETA: (h/t commentor LAMH)
Mr. President, I hope by saying “near future” you mean you will support the House-passed package to #EndTheShutdown that the Senate will vote on tomorrow. Please accept this proposal so we can re-open government, repay our federal workers and then negotiate our differences. https://t.co/57KMATZZTO
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 24, 2019