President Donald Trump folded like a cheap lawn chair after Nancy Pelosi pulled the ultimate power play in their dispute over the location of his State of the Union Address.
President Trump agreed to postpone his address after Pelosi drafted a letter informing him she would not allow him to hold his State Of The Union address in the House Chamber. Pelosi, 79, is the Speaker of the House.
In her letter Pelosi asked President Trump to reschedule his address until after the partial government shutdown ends.
The shutdown is now in its 5th week – the longest government shutdown in US history. 800,000 federal workers are furloughed without pay.
There appears to be no end in sight for the shutdown, as both sides refuse to surrender to the other side’s demands.