Donald Trump Still Planning Major Speech, Despite Postponing State of the Union

President Donald Trump leads a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
AP/Jacquelyn Martin

President Donald Trump is still considering delivering a major speech to the country next week, despite his decision to postpone his State of the Union address.

Former Deputy Assistant to the president Sebastion Gorka revealed in an interview with Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Patriot Channel 125 on Thursday that supporters should not be surprised if Trump ended up speaking to the country anyway.

“It might not be called the State of the Union, but there will be an address, from a very very interesting location, held very soon by the president,” Gorka said.

Gorka now hosts his own radio show “America First” on the Salem Radio Network. Gorka and other talk radio hosts met with the president last week for an off the record meeting to discuss the ongoing shutdown.

The White House did not confirm or deny any of the president’s plans when contacted by Breitbart News for comment.

On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rescinded her invitation to the president to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 29.

Trump conceded late Wednesday night that he would postpone his State of the Union address at Pelosi’s request.

The idea of a speech on the same day of the State of the Union address continues to get traction amongst conservative supporters of the president.

“There really is one State of the Union speech and that happens in Congress, so any other speech wouldn’t really technically be a State of the Union,” American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp said in an interview with Breitbart News on Thursday.

Schlapp and other conservatives met with Trump at the White House on Wednesday, shortly after Pelosi made her decision to postpone the president’s speech.

Schlapp said he was surprised by the president’s decision to postpone the speech, noting that he did not indicate that decision during the meeting. He did not confirm or deny rumors about the president’s upcoming plans but indicated that it made sense.

“My guess is we’ll be hearing and seeing more around his strategy of taking this fight to the people,” Schlapp said. “He should give a major speech that same day, it’s just not the State of the Union, let’s be candid.”



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