Nancy Pelosi doesn’t think Americans even care about the State of the Union address.
While addressing reporters on Thursday, the House Speaker downplayed the significance of the President’s annual speech.
Nancy Pelosi says Pres. Trump "accepted the fact" that State of the Union won't be held until after shutdown.
"I'm glad we could get that off the table…It is so unimportant in the lives of the American people, especially those who are victims of the shutdown." pic.twitter.com/UqEilv7gy3
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 24, 2019
“Last night, the President accepted the fact that the State of the Union should be at a time— State of the Union address should be at a time when we can talk about the state of the union when the government is not shut down,” Pelosi said.
“I’m glad we could get that off the table,” saying how her decision to uninvite the President will bring clarity to the situation
“It is so unimportant in the lives of the American people, in terms of, especially those who are victims of the shutdown,” Pelosi said, adding federal workers are “hostages to the President’s applause line in a campaign speech.”
The House Speaker said the “subject at hand” is opening government, apparently not border security.