U.S. President Donald Trump, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence looking on, delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 5, 2019 | Doug Mills, Pool/Getty Images
Michigan’s dream of hosting President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech is over almost as quickly as it began.
After landing on “Fox and Friends” on Monday morning, Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) tweeted Tuesday afternoon his thanks to Trump “for the great conversation earlier this AM and for your continued commitment to the Great Lakes State. I understand you have other plans for
Chatfield tweeted on Friday that he had invited Trump to give his speech before the Michigan House, which got him booked on Fox News a few days later. The president usually gives his address before Congress, but that hit a snag amidst the longest federal government shutdown in history.
While U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said there were “security concerns” with Trump appearing before Congress, the White House on Tuesday indicated they’re ready to proceed with the speech on Jan. 29.
Chatfield said he’s looking forward to Trump returning soon to Michigan, a state he won by roughly 10,000 votes in 2016, helping him clinch the presidency.
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