dismisses Pelosi's request to postpone State of the Union address

Republicans casted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.
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Transcript for dismisses Pelosi's request to postpone State of the Union address
Or this week the longest shutdown we've ever seen. Was 21 days long three weeks will right now this shutdown is rolling up. On for weeks there's still no end in sight right now we yesterday democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went all hard core and said. We're not gonna how to State of the Union Address until this gets sorted out. So is that moving the ball in all let's go to the White House right now ABC's Jordan Phelps is on the north lawn and so Jordan. May 27. Here is the Renny and inside here. Hey Brad great to see you and you know there is no end in sight if anything it seems both sides. Are just digging in out we did see some Democrats come to the White House yesterday. Tighten despite the name of the people that came over here was the problem solvers caucus. Actually the people who are in any position to solve this problem Brad right now it's between a president Nancy Pelosi. And the rest of the democratic leadership he'll. Are not talking and Nancy Pelosi really ups the ante with that letter as suggesting to the president that they delay his state of the union. Now of course Pelosi sized. She isn't thinking about security concerns here by Fred I gotta tell you are on this side of Pennsylvania Avenue it's hard to see that. As anything but a political power play and I got to tell you rat in his left the president's speech less. We have yet to hear him speak out on nest. I it's notable house silent he's been has been over 24 hours now. I just caught up with Sarah seniors in the halls of the west wing task wind might we see a response and she only said. We'll keep you post at. Well and that's the thing right this is clearly power play by Nancy Pelosi but. Doesn't actually move the needle Jordy is there something here that would actually pushed the ball follower. And Brad what it does is it shows that we anti Carlos he has some strings to pull here. I and it really is interesting to see. Nancy Pelosi thanks tried to add to Linda called animal really taking on the president and really sort of feeding him. At his own game at in this. In this way now Brad I might expect the White House T when they do respond come back with something clever. We know this is a president he'll love CB give big campaign speeches. I wouldn't rule out the president may be going out into the country giving a speech summer house seeking out different venues. Did you this ash he could also deliver the speech from the Oval Office that's another alternative or. Perhaps even. I this senate chambers where the Republicans are still in control but. Brad optics just aren't the same in those venues SS state of the union where you have. Add members from both sides of the I'll standing up and applauding the president so right now Brad he White House doesn't have their plan. Hollander at least eight down and they haven't made it public so we're waiting to see how they respond by. For right now. This is where we are dividend is endorsing this idea that just because he needed. An invitation to speak on on the floor of congress doesn't mean you need to invitation to speak. If you the president like we might still see him anyway let me ask George about Rudy Giuliani because the news last night. When the president's lawyer said. There might have been collusion easing suggest there might have been collusion between the trump campaign and rush it just wasn't the president of the United States that do about it. Yeah Brad this a real job dropper head shaker of a SoundBite from the presidents. Lawyer highs suggesting that ever said that there was no collusion he just said there was no inclusion with the president. But as CNN's Chris Cuomo quickly pointed out to Rudy. Giuliani I can say that that there was no collusion I sit this is spur all sorts of speculation of whether. You know Giuliani might have been setting the stage for some. Big bombshell to drop in C sort of say. It's no big deal this is what we've been saying all along. But at that point Brad this is sacked just speculation and I that is Jordan felt at the White House thanks for second and Jordan.

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