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Politics Trump wants to deliver State of Union even if trial underway

15:05  22 january  2020
15:05  22 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Steve Bannon tells Trump to delay State of the Union until he's acquitted in Senate ‘trial of the century’

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he wants to deliver the State of the Union as scheduled even if his impeachment trial is ongoing.

President Donald Trump shown delivering the State of the Union address at the Capitol on February 5, 2019. © Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERS President Donald Trump shown delivering the State of the Union address at the Capitol on February 5, 2019.

Trump told reporters in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday that delivering the annual address on Feb. 4 is “very important to what I am doing” in setting his administration’s agenda.

There has been speculation that the White House would push for a postponement so the speech was not overshadowed by the Senate trial. The trial, which began Tuesday, may not conclude by the speech date.

The date for the speech was set by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Trump accepted the invitation. Last year, it was delayed due to a shutdown of the federal government.

Trump to tout U.S. 'comeback' at State of the Union speech .
President Donald Trump will use next week’s State of the Union to promote what he calls the “Great American comeback,” according to a senior administration official. The speech comes at a moment when Trump is hoping to put his Senate impeachment trial behind him. White House officials say Trump wants to use the nationally-televised address to highlight his administration’s efforts to bolster the economy, tighten immigration rules and lower prescription drug costs just as his reelection effort accelerate.

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