Source: US President Trump. China News Agency reporter Liao Panzhan
It is not clear whether Trump will be able to give a speech on the 29th and where he will be speaking. The White House even considered locations outside Washington. Reported that the White House wrote a letter to the House of Representatives on the 22nd, requesting rehearsal in the original place. Last week, Pelosi cancelled the original rehearsal plan.
According to people familiar with the matter, Trump intends to deliver a speech to Congress before 29 as planned. White House officials said they had prepared two proposals, one for the traditional format of congressional speeches and the other for political gatherings outside Washington.
According to people familiar with the situation, Trump initially prepared two versions for the government to remain closed and reopened, but at present, the probability of reopening on the 29th is very low, so the version has also been adjusted.
If Trump finally decides to deliver his State of the Union address at the rally, it will be Trumps first rally after the government closes down.
Whether Trump will eventually deliver a speech in the House of Representatives depends on Pelosi, who is still awaiting a response from the White House.
In a letter to Trump last week, Pelosi suggested that Trump postpone his speech on the grounds that the governments closure was continuing. She referred to security risks and said that the Secret Service and the Ministry of Security lacked funds. Hours later, Minister of National Security Nelson responded by denying that the closure of the government had weakened the security capacity of the department.
Trump tweeted Tuesday that there are many options for him to consider making a speech.
Nancy, Im still thinking about the State of the Union address. Now there are many options, including as you put it in writing (speaking at the door, security is not a problem), and I accept it in writing. The contract is the contract. Ill get in touch with you very soon! uuuuuuuuuuu Trump said.
White House Deputy Press Spokesman Kidley said on the 22nd that the White House has no relevant information to announce, and said Pelosi did not instruct Trump when the speech should or should not take place.
Source: He Yufang_NN5632, Responsible Editor of CNN