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PoliticsWeeks after shutdown, Trump State of the Union to call for bipartisanship

00:05  02 february  2019
00:05  02 february  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Trump: I will deliver State of the Union 'when the shutdown is over'

Trump: I will deliver State of the Union 'when the shutdown is over' President Trump said late Wednesday that he would deliver his State of the Union address after the ongoing partial government shutdown is over. "I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over," he tweeted. DEVELOPING

Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to So let us begin tonight by recognizing that the state of our Union is strong because our people are strong. But as President of the United States , my highest loyalty, my greatest compassion, and my constant

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump on Wednesday to scrap or delay his Jan. 29 State of the Union address amid the partial government shutdown , an extraordinary request that escalated the partisan battle over his border wall even as bipartisan groups of lawmakers

Weeks after shutdown, Trump State of the Union to call for bipartisanship© Win McNamee Image: Trump shakes hands as he leaves after delivering his first State of the Union address

WASHINGTON — Amid an ongoing partisan showdown over his border wall request that caused a five-week government shutdown, President Donald Trump plans to issue a call for bipartisan cooperation during his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday, according to an administration official.

"Together, we can break decades of political stalemate, we can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions and unlock the extraordinary promise of America's future," Trump will say, said the official. "This vision is ours to make."

Laura Ingraham rips Trump’s decision to postpone State of the Union

Laura Ingraham rips Trump’s decision to postpone State of the Union Laura Ingraham, the host of Fox News’ "The Ingraham Angle," called out President Trump for delaying his State of the Union address until after the partial government shutdown is over. She called Trump's move a "bad decision" and said that she would give a series of three speeches as an alternative. She said she’d give the first speech in Detroit, the second at the border and a third at Ellis Island. "Bad decision by @potus," she tweeted. "Go to America and give the nation a #SOTU. Sent the written form to petty Pelosi." I’d do a three-part #SOTU. First in Detroit. Second at border. Third at Ellis Island.

Schumer calls Trump 'dysfunctional' as government shutdown enters day two – video. Five red- state Democrats voted for the funding measure but a handful of Republicans opposed it. The public will not feel the full effect of the shutdown until the work week begins on Monday.

Donald Trump ’s State of the Union address on Tuesday comes ahead of midterm elections that will be a referendum on his tumultuous administration. Trump will still take ample time to argue that the U.S. economy has been revitalized by policies that have had little to no bipartisan appeal, including the tax

The speech, which was delayed when Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Trump he wasn't welcome to deliver it while parts of the federal government weren't open, is expected to focus on five main topics: immigration, U.S. trade relationships, Trump's call for new infrastructure spending, efforts to lower the costs of health care for consumers, and U.S. foreign policy, such as the president's plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Syria.

The theme of the speech, the administration official said, is "choosing greatness," and Trump will "encourage Congress to reject the politics of resistance and retribution."

"Resistance" is the word many Democrats have used to describe their opposition to Trump's policies and his presidency.

Trump says he agreed to delay State of the Union because Pelosi was 'actually reasonable'

Trump says he agreed to delay State of the Union because Pelosi was 'actually reasonable' President Trump said Thursday that he agreed to delay the State of the Union address because Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was "actually reasonable" in her request to reschedule the speech, despite his previous protestations. "It's really her choice," Trump told reporters at the White House. "I would have done it in a different location but I think that would be very disrespectful to the State of the Union to pick some other place." "What she said, I thought, was actually reasonable," he added. "We'll have the State of the Union when the shutdown's over.

Donald Trump ’s State of the Union address on Tuesday will be one of the president’s last, best chances to win over more of the American public to his nationalist agenda ahead of midterm elections that will be a referendum on his tumultuous administration.

The Washington Post Saw a “ Call for Bipartisanship ” In Trump ’s State of the Union Address. Technically, the word “ bipartisan ” did appear in Trump ’s speech, but it referenced the past: “In recent months, my administration has met extensively with both Democrats and Republicans to craft a

Still, the official said Trump will try to identify areas of common ground that he can share with Democrats, who won control of the House of Representatives and who maintain enough votes in the Senate to block legislation.

To that end, Trump will "try to provide a bipartisan way forward" on immigration, the official said.

Earlier Friday, the president lashed out at Democrats for standing in the way of the wall he has promised to build along the U.S. border with Mexico.

"We were getting nowhere with the Democrats... I think Nancy Pelosi should be ashamed of herself," he said of the House speaker, a California Democrat.

Trump reiterated that he plans to build the wall with or without Congress, where a joint House-Senate committee is currently debating border-security legislation, and he has said repeatedly that he might declare a national emergency to further that aim.

While emergency powers would not give him money to fund a wall — Congress retains the power of the purse — he may try to transfer cash from existing appropriations to build it.

Trump himself declined to preview his plans on that front Friday.

"See what happens after the State of the Union," he said.

Pence defends Trump on shutdown: 'I never think it's a mistake to stand up for what you believe in'.
The vice president tells CBS News' Jeff Glor that he couldn't "guarantee" there won't be another partial government shutdown.

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