Monday, 11 November, 2019

US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address officially postponed

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Patty Aguilar | 25 January, 2019, 21:26

After initially saying he wanted to find an alternative venue for the address, Trump announced Wednesday night that he would postpone the State of the Union until after the shutdown ends - as Pelosi had asked.

Mrs Pelosi said that was before the shutdown dragged into day 33.

The White House on Thursday poured cold water on an effort by some House Democrats to craft a border security package that will meet or surpass President Donald Trump's $5.7 billion demands. She doesn't want to know the truth.

Earlier Thursday, the Senate rejected competing Democratic and Republican proposals for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown, which is the longest in the nation's history.

"They don't want to see crime stopped, which we could very easily do on the southern border".

The drama started on January 16, when Pelosi sent a letter to Trump informing him that, because of the partial government shutdown, he should postpone the State of the Union, which had been scheduled for January 29 in the Capitol.

Mr Trump brushed aside security concerns.

White House officials had earlier said plans were also underway for the annual address to be made from a different location - including at a political rally - depending on whether the partial shutdown of the USA government persists.

Early Wednesday, Trump affirmed his acceptance of her invitation, pointing to her January 3 letter.

He then said this, referring to the shutdown: "This will go on for a while".

'The House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorising the president's State of the Union address in the House chamber until government has opened, ' wrote Pelosi.

For the State of the Union speech, both houses of the legislature cram into the House chamber for an annual update from the president.

Trump last week cancelled government support for a trip Pelosi had planned to Afghanistan, saying she was free to travel on a commercial airline.

About 40 minutes later, Pelosi responded on Twitter, encouraging Trump to accept a deal to end the shutdown and re-open the government.

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"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".

She cited concerns about security for the event.

"The president thinks, I guess, they can call their dads for money".

Why is the U.S. government partially shut down?

Furloughed federal workers are struggling to make ends meet during the longest government shutdown in USA history.

In response, Trump said he would deliver his speech from a different location.

New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg reminded the media of its past coverage in a column ahead of the president's 2018 State of the Union speech.

The Constitution is silent on the how the president "from time to time" must communicate with Congress.

File Photo: Nancy Pelosi speaks after being elected the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 3, 2019.

Passage of a resolution is required before the president can speak in the House. They have since insisted that the government be fully reopened before they will discuss border security.

It was a fast turnabout in their game of chicken. Everything up to this point has been manoeuvring to gain tactical advantage and avoid the public's scorn.

A trio of polls out Wednesday showed bad news for the president.

In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson revived the speech tradition and expanded its scope to include setting a policy agenda, according to a Congressional Research Service report.

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