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WASHINGTON | Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union

WASHINGTON | Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union

WASHINGTON — January 24, 2019—President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a week-long showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Following a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, Trump conceded Wednesday night that “no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber.”  He said he was not looking for an alternate option after Pelosi served notice earlier in the day that he wouldn’t be allowed to deliver the address to a joint session of Congress next week.

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