Pelosi to Trump: No House Chambers for You!

As the Washington Post reports, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has responded to President Trump’s insistence that he be allowed to deliver his State of the Union speech in the traditional setting of the House Chambers.:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rescinded her invitation to President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address in the House next week, in an escalating standoff between two of the most powerful people in the nation.

Weeks into the longest government shutdown in history, Trump ignored Pelosi’s suggestion that he reschedule the speech due to security concerns and vowed to show up Tuesday night.

But within hours, Pelosi effectively canceled the prime-time speech, saying it wouldn’t happen until Trump reopened the government. Trump, faced with that reality, said he would be doing “something in the alternative.”

“We’re supposed to be doing it, and now Nancy Pelosi — or ‘Nancy,’ as I call her — she doesn’t want to hear the truth. And she doesn’t want, more importantly, the American people to hear the truth,” Trump said at a meeting with conservative leaders at the White House.

Trump’s new “nickname” for Nancy Pelosi is “Nancy”? Really?


17 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ajb says:

    What's the over/under on how long until he calls her "Nasty"?

  2. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Trump says Pelosi "doesn't want the American people to know the truth."

    What "truth" is that. Whatever is on Putin's mind at the time?

  3. ParkHill says:

    WOTD from Hunter at DailyKos: "Can Trump just 'show up' to give a State of the Union? Nope."

    What the presidency does give Donald Trump is the right to enter the House while it is in session and wander around the floor a bit. He is free to do so; he cannot, however, simply commandeer the dais and start shouting things out like an unusually angry improv comic. It is at this point that the Sergeant at Arms could possibly decide to cart the nice man off, if push came to shove, but a far more likely outcome would be for House leadership to put the House in recess, ordering the microphones turned off. C-SPAN coverage is, as we were rather frequently reminded of during the Paul Ryan era, fully at the discretion of the House Speaker; the cameras would immediately be turned off as well. And possibly the lights, so Trump had better bring along a flashlight.

  4. Gilpin Guy says:

    In retrospect, it was genius to give Pelosi the gavel.  It was a masterstroke to deny him his pomp and pageantry.  A simply brilliant play against an attention obsessed narcissist.  Even if they only reopen the government until Feb. 8th, it will be enough time for people to get their paychecks in exchange for letting the blowhard wail.  Letting him speak will be a deflating experience at that point.  Not letting him preen on the SOTU stage is going to drive him nuts.

  5. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    FYI, Cory Gardner has introduced legislation to pay Federal workers during the shutdown. Weak sauce.

    Now, a proposal to open the government immediately, with retroactive pay and damages for workers….OR….. a proposal for members of Congress to forego their salaries, in solidarity….now THAT would impress me. 

  6. And a speech outside of an officially recognized (by the House and Senate) setting isn't a State of the Union, which is a Constitutionally described thing.

  7. Diogenesdemar says:

    Lemme’ see? WWtD? . . . 

    [Cue dream sequence]:

    [Announcer]:  President Donald J. Trump presents — “The Greatestest State of the Union Ever!” live from the ballroom of the world famous, and most glamorous, Trump International Hotel . . . with special guests: international superstar and singing sensation Tony Orlando; the Heritage University marching band, the Rockettes, Kanye West, and international superstar and singer Tony Orlando . . . with special video appearances from Vladamir Putin, that chubby Korean kid, Sarah Palin, and a very, very special mystery guest (hint: his name starts with, Tom Brady) . . . 

    . . . private venue, we’ll control the guest list, charge ‘em a bundle including all the fake news network dweebs, sell the advertising, concessions, bus in those Catholic cheering kids from Mitch’s state —“buildawall, buildawall, MAGA, MAGA, MAGA, rah, rah, rah!” — balloons, fireworks, tanks, party hats, Arab Sheiks, dancing bears!!  Ratings through the roof!!! We’ll make a killing!!

    Eat your heart out, Abraham Lincoln!!! Tough neeners, who’s your daddy now, “Nancy”!!!???

    And now, your host, the one, the only, the magnificent, the sexiest guy with a tie, the greatest for all time, President Donaaaaald Jaaaaaaaay Trump!! — [Theme from Rocky] — ”[clears throat] Ladies and gentlemen, the state of the Union, is freaking AWESUM!!!!!!! . . .”


  8. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Pelooser is kicking The Dumpster®’s ass.

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