Trump's Third State of the Union Address Might Not Be Televised, Due to Government Shutdown

TVLine | 1/16/2019 | Matt Webb Mitovich
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President Donald Trump’s third State of the Union address, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, will be delivered in writing and not televised — or rescheduled for a later date — due to security concerns caused by the partial U.S. government shutdown, which is now in its 26th day.

“During the 19th Century and up until the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, [SOTUs] were delivered to Congress in writing,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wrote on Wednesday in a letter to the president. “And since the start of modern budgeting in Fiscal Year 10977, a State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown.”

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Designated a National Special Security Event by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, the SOTU requires “the full...
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