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>> That the State of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't wanna hear the truth.>> President Trump, on Wednesday, said he would find another venue to deliver the annual State of the Union address after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told he was no longer invited to use the House chamber due to the government shutdown.
>> So we just found out that she's cancelled, and I think that that's great blotch on the incredible country that we all love.>> The President found himself out maneuvered, for now, in an exchange of letters with the democratic house leader. Trump on Wednesday wrote to Pelosi saying he looked forward to seeing her at the House of Representatives next week.
Adding quote, it would be very sad for our country if the State of our Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location. Pelosi returned an unequivocal reply, the House would not vote on a resolution to host the State of the Union until a partial government shutdown is resolved.
>> We do not support the President holding the health, safety and paychecks of the American people hostage, again, to a campaign applause line.>> It's an unprecedented move and a brazen assertion of congressional power in the midst of a record-long government shutdown.>> I don't believe it's ever happened before.
And it's always good to be part of history, but this is a very negative part of history.>> Pelosi last week said hosting the sizable event in the House chamber would be an undue hardship on the agents of the Secret Service, who are working without pay. She suggested rescheduling the address.
>> The date of the State of the Union is not a sacred date. It's not constitutionally required. It's not the president's birthday. It's not anything. It is a date that we agree to. It could have been the week later.>> Trump, last week, denied Pelosi the use of military aircraft for a trip to meet troops in Afghanistan just before she was set to depart.
The White House said the move was unrelated to the State of the Union standoff, but the administration derided Pelosi's justifications for delaying the speech.>> She cited security concerns as a potential reason to delay it. Those concerns were addressed by the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Secret service, at this point, we're moving forward.
But the White House must now find another venue for the event. The President could deliver the speech at a campaign rally or as an Oval Office address.