President Donald Trump (second from right) argues about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (right) (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Vice President Mike Pence sits nearby in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 11, 2018. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
**FILE** President Donald Trump (second from right) argues about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (right) (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Vice President Mike Pence sits nearby in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 11, 2018. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump has accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to deliver the State of the Union address in the House chamber on Feb. 5.

During the 35-day government shutdown that ended Friday, Pelosi had rescinded a previous invitation to Trump to address the nation from the House chamber. However, she stated in a recent letter to the president that they had come to an agreement on the date for his speech.

“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’s letter read.
“In our conversation today, we agreed on February 5th.”

In a return letter to Pelosi, Trump thanked the speaker for the invitation.

“It is my great honor to accept,” the president wrote. “We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve.”

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