Trump sends letter to Pelosi pledging to go ahead with State of the Union address

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dug in Wednesday on her call to delay the State of the Union address even after President Trump vowed to proceed with the speech next week, sending a curt letter making clear she will not allow the event to take place during the government shutdown.

Reacting to Pelosi’s letter, Trump told reporters at the White House “we’ll do something in the alternative,” suggesting a speech of some kind will still happen next week.

Hours earlier, Trump had told Pelosi he was still planning to deliver the address from the House floor. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also introduced a resolution to allow the State of the Union to go forward as planned on Jan. 29.

But Pelosi makes the final call, and fired back in a letter to Trump saying she would not consider what’s known as a “concurrent resolution,” which is needed to allow the use of the chamber for the State of the Union.

“I am writing to inform you that 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 in the letter to Trump.

Pelosi added in her letter that she looks forward to welcoming Trump to the House “on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has been opened.”
In recent days though, the White House has been readying a Plan B in case Pelosi moved to block the speech in the House chamber. White House officials told Fox News they essentially were preparing for two tracks for next week’s speech. The preferred track is an address, as per custom, at the Capitol. The second track is a backup plan for a speech outside of Washington, D.C.


“The State of the Union speech has been canceled because she doesn’t want to hear the truth. She’s afraid of the truth,” Trump said of Pelosi during an event at the White House.

In his earlier letter to Pelosi, Trump denied there are any “security concerns” relating to speech, in response to Pelosi raising that as a potential issue because of the partial shutdown.


“Therefore, I will be honoring your invitation, and fulfilling my Constitutional duty, to deliver important information to the people and Congress of the United States of America regarding the State of our Union,” Trump wrote. “I look forward to seeing you on the evening on January 29th in the Chamber of the House of Representatives. It would be so very sad for our country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!”

Last week, Pelosi had urged Trump to delay his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, or submit the address in writing.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless the government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to Congress on January 29,” Pelosi wrote.
A senior Homeland Security official later told Fox News, however, that they have been preparing for months for the State of the Union event.

“We are ready,” the official said. “Despite the fact members of the Secret Service are not being paid, the protective mission has not changed.”



  1. I said piglosi needs to be swinging from a rope along with China diden for treason and don’t rearrange my comments you ass holes

  2. These dems are guilty of addition for starters but the swamp cannot be allowed to continue if it takes war so be it we’ve been at war with these traitors since 2016 they are godless enemies of the people

  3. We want justice also lawmakers playing with us Democrats the only purpose is to destroy us America they must be in jail they been braking the law and the constitution our rights they don’t care us we the ones pay them kick them out they not doing their job kick them out and put them in jail enough is enough

  4. Get the poison out of our country before we are destroyed I’m begging you….polwsi and Biden are here to condemn the untied States…a kindergartner can see this wow…why can’t congress helloooooo?

  5. Do you get your jollies posting something that is years old? I guess you do, therefore you are not recognized as a legitimate news reporting agency. You are to close your website, cease to ever using this page again for any postings because you have been sleeping for years and don’t intend to be honest People like you should be banned from the human race as it appears you are some type of animal with no brain. You have been reported and are banned from ever listing your site as legitimate, because you are not. You are a fake to the core!!!

  6. I pray in JESUS NAME! That these 2 demons Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi be put in prison for their crimes of treason against this country and it’s citizens!!!

  7. Number of major big states like Pennsylvania have Republican Controlled Legislatures. They should promote Trumps State of the Union in one of them!! Arizona would also be a good venue!!

  8. I’m confused. I thought the president of the United States gave the State of Union Address. Why would Trump be giving the State of the Union Address? What’s really going on here?

  9. Trump has always been the true President China Joe is nothing more than a traitor to the American people he and many other will be hung for treason they all know who they are and know how many of them have already been tried and hung for treason Time to wake up America it is time we take our country back and burn all the traitors at the stake they purposely let the virus lose on the world to thin us out and thank to President Trump we got a vaccination as fadtcas we did they even stopped the cure that the president took that worked in two days and kept it from everyone they were trying to kill as many of us off as fast as possible and take the rest of us out over time they have stopped everything that we could use from getting in the country by ships and they caused the food shortage the stopped the pipe line they have stolen the money left for our border wall they opened the gates and let the people and drugs flow in to help kill us off and to steal more of our money they sold our fuel reserves to china they left billions of dollar worth of new military equipment to are adversaries wake up people I never thought there were so many fools in America it all being seen open your eyes and use you brains

  10. Why is this being posted??? It’s old news! There is certainly enough new revelations to report on like Hunter, Joe, the 50 traitors that sold us out, Piglosi’s insider trading, proof Hillary is guilty, 2020 fraud, Ukraine….

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