Report: WH Continuing with SOTU Plans, Trump May Give Speech Outside of D.C.
The White House is still planning on President Trump giving his State of the Union Address on January 29, however, it’s possible he may deliver the speech outside of Washington, D.C., according to Fox News.
The outlet reports that the White House sent a letter to the House Sergeant at Arms asking to schedule a walk-through for the address next week. This, “comes after a previously scheduled walk-through last week was canceled at Pelosi’s request.”
For now, the President “intends” to deliver his speech at the U.S. Capitol building next week, however, White House officials told Fox News that they are preparing for “two tracks” for the address.
“The preferred track is an address, as per custom, at the Capitol. The second track is a backup plan for a speech outside of Washington, D.C,” writes Fox News.
Ultimately, whether the speech is given on the House floor is up to Pelosi. In an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley suggested the president could move the location of the speech should Pelosi block it in the House.
“There are many ways he can deliver the State of the Union address,” Gidley said on “America’s Newsroom.” “I’m not going to get ahead of anything he would announce.”
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