FULL STATE OF THE UNION: President Trump Addresses Nation from House Chamber (FNN)

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday invited President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address on February 5.

The invitation from Pelosi comes after a planned January 29 date to give the address was scuttled due to the partial government shutdown. That led to a contentious back-and-forth between Trump and the House speaker before the president announced a deal to reopen the government on January 25.

“When I wrote to you on January 23rd, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year’s State of the Union address," Pelosi said she wrote in her new invitation to Trump. "In our conversation today, we agreed on February 5th.”'

The path to Trump's first State of the Union in front of Democratic House of Representatives has been a rocky one.

Pelosi first extended an invite to the president just hours after lawmakers formally joined the new Congress, proposing a Jan. 29 date for the annual event which is held in the House Chamber. Trump publicly agreed to deliver the address on that date days later.

But on Jan. 16, Pelosi changed her mind, urging Trump to postpone the speech because of the partial government shutdown.

"Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after the government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th," she said in a letter to the president.

The speaker reinforced her plea to delay the event on Jan. 23, telling Trump in a letter that she would not allow him to address the nation in the House during the shutdown.

At first, it appeared Trump was going to opt for a Plan B, telling reporters "we'll do something in the alternative." But he later switched gears, announcing on Twitter that he would do the address when the shutdown is over.

"I'm not looking for an 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!" Trump tweeted. #SOTU

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I am 54 yrs old and that was the best SOTU address by a president I have ever watched. Trump aced it.

Author — bob robertson

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His best one yet. This President just gets better with time.

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One of the greatest strong willed, defiant, determined and a true leader.
Greetings from Europe.

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Australian politians take note this man is a true leader how lucky the Americans to have a great President.

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Look at Pelosi, so unhappy and creepy face...she looks awful on camera...

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For Trump to be 70 he looks good for his age!

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Greatest President ever, please come to Canada next.

Author — Mike Cats

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Wow, Trump just delivered the best state of the union of my lifetime. Powerful, Winning and perfectly illustrated why the demoncrats will fail always yet we continue to win in God's Grace! God Bless the USA!

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It's good they made the mental patients wear white.

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Give me my Bible and my American flag!

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Donald J Trump is the greatest people's President in American history.

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They tried to act pure with their white clothing on but everybody can see what they really are. Trump 2020! And I've never seen Nancy pelosi do so much paperwork LOL

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Ive never been so proud to be an American! We must never for get our ancestors, and the lives that were given for us. These values the President reminds us of.. USA! 💪🏼🇺🇸

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It's clear to see the democrats especially the progressive far left care more about hating Trump than to help America.

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From South Africa.
Trump is the greatest leader the Western civilization ever saw.
oh, and the Democrats think their antics will get them votes, never!!!
They are showing every American, and international viewer how rotten they are.
They dont even know they are playing into the hands of the Republicans.
50% of all Democrats will never again vote for them.
2020 will get Trump a majority never before seen in the history of the USA

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Watching this just makes me dislike Democrats ever more then I did before!!! and I used to be a Democrat!!!

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are the women in white not allowed to clap for women until their master said they could

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That's the most presidential president i ever seen or heard of.

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mr trump", Father GOD i thank You for my president. keep your warring angels about him, his staff, their families and all patriots 24-7/365

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Good job Mr President Trump.. I turned it off when Trump was done...

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