‘This Is Her Prerogative’: Trump Folds To Pelosi, Will Give SOTU After Shutdown

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 11 : President Donald J. Trump debates with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Vice President Mike Pence listen during a... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 11 : President Donald J. Trump debates with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Vice President Mike Pence listen during a meeting in the Oval Office of White House on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 24, 2019 7:09 a.m.
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The State of the Union duel between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) seems to have reached its end, as Trump tweeted that he would acquiesce to her position and wait to deliver the speech until the government reopens.

Pelosi’s latest political calculus came in the form of a letter she sent to Trump, in which she said that she would not authorize his speech in the House chamber while the shutdown continues.

Trump reacted in real time during a pool spray, saying he was “not surprised.”

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