Pres. Trump Agrees to Delay State of the Union Speech

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Updated: January 23, 2019 10:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - After standoff with Pelosi, Trump says he will give State of the Union 'when the Shutdown is over.'

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Pelosi told Trump Wednesday the House won't approve a resolution allowing him to come until the government reopens. President Trump had said earlier he would do an "alternative" event. 

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The President tweeted Wednesday evening "there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber."

Republicans also blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to block President Donald Trump from delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress because of the government shutdown.

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