JUST IN: President Trump Responds to Pelosi Rebuffing Him on Holding SOTU in House Chamber (VIDEO)
President Trump and House Speaker Pelosi have been sparring over the annual State of the Union address and the fight escalated Wednesday.
President Trump notified Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday that he will hold the State of the Union Address in the US House of Representatives next week.
Trump will deliver the address “with or without” the Speaker in attendance, the letter to Pelosi read.
The House Speaker responded to President Trump in a letter later Wednesday and declined steps to permit the State of the Union be held in the House chamber on January 29 as scheduled.
“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.
The President responded to Pelosi later Wednesday afternoon calling her decision ‘shameful.’
Trump also said the Democrat party has become radicalized.
“I’m not surprised. It’s really a shame what’s happening with the Democrats. They have become radicalized. We they don’t want to see crime stop, which we can very easily do on the southern border. It’s really a shame what’s happening with the Democrats,” Trump said.
“This will go on for awhile. Ultimately the American people will have their way because they want to see no crime,” he added.
President Trump responds to Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuffing him on holding the State of the Union in the House chamber until the government is open: “I’m not surprised. It’s really a shame” https://t.co/VQdVlGpSG9 pic.twitter.com/SKNPbNEUdn
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President Trump has a backup plan and will deliver the SOTU speech from somewhere outside of Washington DC, according to Fox News reporter John Roberts.
Location to be announced!