Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi responded to President Trump’s decision to back down from the State of the Union fight by urging Trump to support a spending package that would reopen the government.
Mr. President, I hope by saying “near future” you mean you will support the House-passed package to #EndTheShutdown that the Senate will vote on tomorrow. Please accept this proposal so we can re-open government, repay our federal workers and then negotiate our differences. https://t.co/57KMATZZTO
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 24, 2019
After a day of back-and-forth between Trump and Pelosi, Trump eventually caved, tweeting it was Pelosi’s “prerogative” to change the date of the address.