CNN just reported that Democrats will block President Donald Trump from giving his State of the Union address in the House chamber until the partial government shutdown ends, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday.

After Pelosi’s announcement, the president appeared to give up on his earlier promise to go on with his speech as planned. He quickly said he would hold an unspecified “alternative” event and contended that the California Democrat is “afraid of the truth.” He called Pelosi’s move “a great blotch on the incredible country that we all love.”

First, Trump doesn’t realize the speech is one of the things he cannot control. Second, we all know the real reason Pelosi is blocking the speech: She is sick and tired of Trump being given a national platform to lie and get away with it.