Soon after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially blocked President Donald Trump from delivering his State of the Union address from the lower chamber, the president fired back and revealed the REAL reason why she doesn’t want him to speak
On Wednesday night, Pelosi sent Trump a letter saying she will not draft a resolution allowing him to deliver the SOTU from the House floor until the federal government is reopened.
I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President’s State of the Union address in the House chamber,” Pelosi wrote.
This afternoon, I sent @realDonaldTrump a letter informing him that the House will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President’s State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened. https://t.co/r1oad0xEAh pic.twitter.com/kGEbayx95u
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) 23 января 2019 г.
While speaking with reporters at the White House, the president responded by saying the “radical Democrats” are more concerned with playing politics than securing the border and protecting the nation.
“The State of the Union is canceled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn’t want to hear the truth. She doesn’t want the American public to hear what is going on, and she’s afraid of the truth. The super-left Democrats, the radical Democrats, what is going on in that party is shocking. I know many people who were Democrats and they are switching over right now,” Trump said.
“I will say the American people want to hear the truth. They need to hear the truth. We were planning on doing a very important speech in front of the House and Senate, and the Supreme Court,” continued Trump. “It’s in the Constitution, and now Nancy has canceled it. I think that it’s a great blotch on the incredible country we all love. It’s a great, great horrible mark and a very negative part of history.”
“We don’t have a choice, we have to make our country safe. We have ‘catch and release’ where we catch someone and have to release them back into our country. This is a very sad thing that has happened, and it happened over a very long period of time. Visa lottery, does anyone think they are putting their best people in? You have chain migration, where you have people like as an example a killer, the man who ran over ran over people in New York, 12 killed, 8 injured. These are all Democrat principles hurting our country all through the Southern border,” Trump said.
But he wasn’t done.
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“Nancy invited me to give the speech during the shutdown, just so everyone knows, well into the shutdown by a couple of weeks.” the president said. “So the shutdown was going on, and now she is blaming the shutdown? She knew it wasn’t a security problem, and she knew that loud and clear. It’s a disgrace. We will be doing something in the alternative, we will get back to you at a later date.”
Trump continued: “Right now we have more people working in the United States more than in any other time in the history of our country, think about that.” Nancy doesn’t want American to know the truth of the economic gains, the truth about the illegal immigration debacle, and the truth that the Democrats are to blame for this shutdown.
Trump then hammered the final nail into the coffin.
“Chuck Schumer is a puppet for Nancy Pelosi, it’s sad. It’s the radical left. We will have a response to Nancy Pelosi in due course, and the American people will learn the truth,” concluded Trump.
President Trump: «The State of the Union speech has been canceled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn’t want to hear the truth. She doesn’t want the American public to hear what’s going on, and she’s afraid of the truth.» https://t.co/2mTWcvB3N6 pic.twitter.com/J733ekPmuQ
— The Hill (@thehill) 24 января 2019 г.
It’s clear that Trump is trying to enlighten the liberal media and Americans that Pelosi and Schumer refuse to negotiate.
It’s also obvious that Pelosi is blocking Trump’s SOTU from happening because she’s terrified of the American people hearing about the crisis at the border and the need for a wall.
Trump announced late on Wednesday that he will deliver the SOTU address when the government reopens, but in the meantime, he’s certainly going to be making Pelosi pay for her petty politics.