January 24, 2019

Late last night, President Trump decided to comply with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s frankly petty and groundless demand that he postpone his State of the Union Address until after government shutdown ends.  I can’t say that I understand the reasoning.  Personally, I liked the idea of him taking up the invitation to give it in front of a gainfully employed crowd in a swing state, where his policies are appreciated, and deny all the jeering Democrats their moment of acting childish on TV. 

Of course, despite his opponents’ claims that he is stupid, incompetent and insane, he keeps repeatedly besting them in every confrontation.  So I have to assume he has a good reason for this decision.  Maybe it’s to emphasize that he is the one who’s being conciliatory while Pelosi continues to refuse to negotiate with him and drag out the shutdown for no good reason (it’s already cost more than the border wall funding she refuses to agree to.)  She can now go down in history as the Speaker who delayed a State of the Union Address to keep having a pointless snit, which makes it awfully hard to keep up the laughable pretense that she and Chuck Schumer are the “adults in the room.”   Or maybe Trump has some other ace up his sleeve he hasn’t played yet.

Anyway, that’s where it stands for now.  I’m disappointed that he postponed his SOTU speech, but I’m really looking forward to seeing how this plays out – and to what he says to the Democrats’ faces, once he does get around to giving it.

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  • Tricia Kennemer

    01/24/2019 08:12 PM

    There has to be a strategy behind this...heartbreaking.

  • Mrs. Fred Crowder

    01/24/2019 05:44 PM

    I agree with you 100% Mr. Huckabee ! Love your show on TBN on Sat.and Sun nights! Also, watch FOX News and glad you still get a chance to make comments. I know you are so proud of your daughter Sarah. She does a fantastic job as press secretary! Will keep you and all your family in my thoughts and prayers! Keep up the great work of speaking out. Our rights are being taken away. God Bless, Fred & Peggy Crowder

  • Shannon Files

    01/24/2019 05:00 PM

    I'm very disappointed that President Trump gave in to Speaker Pelosi, he had just as well give in now to the rest of her demands because she has won and the American have lost. Game over.

  • Heather

    01/24/2019 03:02 PM

    I thought the same things! He must have something up his sleeve to let Nancy have the win of postponing the SOTU address. Love your comments and your show!

  • Terri Powell

    01/24/2019 02:51 PM

    While I initially hoped President Trump would hold the SOTU address elsewhere, I think this tactic of amiably agreeing with Pelosi to postpone it gets under her skin much worse. By doing this he is showing her that her petty antics don't affect him at all; it's business as usual and she doesn't bother him. That's my take; I could be wrong and President Trump could have something else up his sleeve. I pray it is solved soon as many families truly are hurting because of this shutdown. The affected families will only support him for so long. When they start losing homes or missing vacation plans, he will lose their support.