President Trump signaled a retreat from his standoff with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, announcing on Twitter that he will wait till the shutdown is over to deliver the State of the Union address to Congress, the Washington Post reports.
“The cancellation — part of an escalating and at times personal feud between the newly elected Democratic speaker and the Republican president — illustrates the extent of the dysfunction that has gripped Washington and America’s body politic amid the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history.”
Playbook: “This is a big win for Pelosi. It re-establishes that Pelosi is, indeed, in charge of the legislative branch, and there is little Trump can do about that. Republicans were winning the daily political churn Wednesday because they were talking about SOTU, not the shutdown, for which they are being blamed. And then Trump caved to Pelosi.”Save to Favorites