With Nancy Pelosi cancelling the State of the Union in Congress, Donald Trump has vowed to deliver the address to the nation. The Daily Wire reports:
President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday, in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to block him from giving his State of the Union speech, that he will be holding an “alternative” event instead.
“So Nancy Pelosi, knowing these facts and knowing this is something that she can’t win, that she just went out and said ‘let’s cancel,’ for the first time in the history of our country, ‘let’s cancel the State of the Union address,’ and it’s a disgrace,” Trump said. “Just so you know, she uses on the basis of the shutdown, but when she asked me to make the address, formally in writing … when she asked me to make the address, she did it during the shutdown, well into the shutdown by a couple of weeks.”
“She also knew, because she went to our people and she asked ‘would it be a security problem?'” Trump continued. “She knew it wasn’t a security problem, she blamed security, but she knew it wasn’t a security problem.”
“I just got back from Iraq,” Trump added. “I was very safe in Iraq and I felt very safe. We had great, great security. If we can handle Iraq, we can handle the middle of Washington.”
Pelosi has committed a grave error, as Trump will know be able to address the nation directly.