Trump to deliver State of the Union on Feb 5: Pelosi

Trump announces deal with lawmakers to end government shutdown

Trump and Congress reached a deal Friday to reopen the government, which had been Pelosi's condition for allowing Trump to speak.

Graham first called on Trump to bypass Congress and unilaterally appropriate the $5.7 billion in border wall funding that he has long demanded earlier this month, amid the historic government shutdown that concluded Friday.

Mr Trump was originally scheduled to make the address on January 29, but Ms Pelosi refused to allow the speech to happen in the House of Representatives while the U.S. government was in the midst of its longest-ever shutdown.

The spat between the president and his main adversary in Congress came at the height of the partial government shutdown that left some 800,000 federal workers without pay for five weeks.

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"That's a separate subject to be taken up at a separate time", Trump said, according to the Journal. Trump eventually blinked, and signed a temporary measure opening the government's shuttered agencies, but only until Feb 15.

When asked by the Journal if Trump would accept less than $5.7 billion to build the wall, Trump said, "I doubt it", adding, "I have to do it right".

If the opposing sides have not come to an agreement on a plan for USA border security by that date, the same agencies could be shut down once more. "It will happen - it always does!"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump's offer was a "non-starter" and said Democrats are looking for a "permanent solution for the Dreamers and TPS recipients that our country needs and supports".

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