Lawmaker invites Trump to give State of the Union from Michigan statehouse

Lawmaker invites Trump to give State of the Union from Michigan statehouse

Michigan’s House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R) is inviting President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE to the state to deliver his State of the Union address in the House chamber of the state capitol.


“Due to the unavailability of the United States House of Representatives for your State of the Union address, I would like to extend to you an official invitation to deliver your address in the House chamber in the Michigan State Capitol,” Chatfield writes in the letter inviting Trump.

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Chatfield, who has served in Michigan’s House since 2015, tweeted to Trump on Friday extending the invitation.

"Washington, D.C., may be bogged down in partisan politics, but Michigan is different," the letter reads.

Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielRepublican National Convention attendees to be tested every day for coronavirus Trump to hold in-person fundraiser with wealthy donors in Florida Biden campaign raised M more than Trump in the month of June MORE, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and an ardent supporter of Trump, retweeted Chatifield’s invitation.

 The American people deserve to hear from @realDonaldTrump about the state of our union. 

Chatifield ends his letter saying “we are ready and available to host at your convenience."