So Pelosi has decided to be the bad guy here, telling Trump that the House won’t take up the legislation needed for him to make the address:
So she is effectively blocking Trump’s SOTU speech, given that she controls what is brought up for a vote in the House.
Trump is responding on TV now, saying it’s a shame that Democrats have become so radicalized:
TRUMP responds to Pelosi canceling SOTU: "I'm not surprised. It's really a shame what's happening with the Democrats. They've become radicalized. They don't want to see crime stopped, which we can easily do on the southern border... This will go on for a while."— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 23, 2019
Here’s Trump’s full off the cuff response:
“I’m not surprised,” Trump says in response to Pelosi blocking him from delivering his #SOTU address in the House while the government remains shut down.
“It’s really a shame what’s happening with the Democrats. They’ve become radicalized" pic.twitter.com/NqOqMeqGUi
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) January 23, 2019
Trump says they will officially respond to this later, in a timely manner.