United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited US President Donald Trump to give his annual State of the Union address in the House Chamber on February 5.
“When I wrote to you on January 23rd, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year’s State of the Union address,” Pelosi wrote in a letter on Monday.
“Therefore, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on February 5, 2019 in the House Chamber.”
Trump accepted the invitation later in the day.
“It is my great honor to accept. We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve,” said Trump in an official White House statement.
Trump and Pelosi had previously engaged in what observers described as a “tit-for-tat” squabble over the White House shutdown and disputed southern wall budget.
On January 17, Trump postponed a…