Like I suggested in a previous post, el Presidente Trumpo just said that he’ll simply postpone the State of the Union address until after the government shutdown is over.
As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. 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. I am not looking for an....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2019
....alternative venue for the SOTU Address 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2019
So. I guess that’s off the table now and we can move on to the government still being shut down. Thankfully, all the polls are on Trump’s side, so there’s no reason for him to cave to the Democrats, and he will have total victory any day now!!!!
UPDATE (TRS): I just wanted to weigh in here…
I mostly agree with this, because doing the SOTU elsewhere could have the effect of making him look smaller than he wants and that would be very bad for the image of the most powerful man in the world.
I say ‘mostly’, because doing it on the National Mall with millions of people cheering him on would be kinda awesome. But it would still look more like a rally and less like a State of the Union, which is not what he wants.
So yeah, I think it’s the right decision. But man it sucks to see Nancy Pelosi get her way.