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Donald Trump backs down as Democrats versus president ties go south over SOTU

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From The Times of India

Donald Trump backs down as Democrats versus president ties go south over SOTU

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump backed down from his confrontation with the country’s Democratic leadership, agreeing to postpone his State of the Union address to Congress till the partial government shutdown ends, after initially threatening to force a speech on lawmakers on their turf.

After days of tense back and forth with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during which the President’s aides considered alternate venues for the speck after she rebuffed him, Trump conceded Wednesday night that “no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber.”

“As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to five the State of the Union Address. I agreed,” Trump tweeted shortly after 11 p.m. EST. “She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over.”


Outside the US the terms being used to describe Mr. Trump's "decision to delay" the State of the Union address, pretty much start at "backs down" and "go south" from there (although they don't quite reach the "pathetic loser" level).
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