White House has Plan A/Plan B scenario for SOTU; has requested House ‘walk-through’ as Plan A

White House has Plan A/Plan B scenario for SOTU; has requested House ‘walk-through’ as Plan A
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[Ed. – Trump intends to speak on 29 January, it seems (although that sounds a bit squishy too). The question will be where.]

[T]the White House sent a letter to the House Sergeant at Arms asking to schedule a walk-through for next week’s planned address. This comes after a previously scheduled walk-through last week was canceled at Pelosi’s request.

At the moment, President Trump intends to be at the Capitol next Tuesday to deliver his speech as scheduled, sources said. White House officials told Fox News they essentially are preparing for two tracks for next week’s speech. The preferred track is an address, as per custom, at the Capitol. The second track is a backup plan for a speech outside of Washington, D.C.

Ultimately, whether the speech is given on the House floor is up to Pelosi. In an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley suggested the president could move the location of the speech should Pelosi block it in the House.

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