Trump Postpones Pelosi’s “Public Relations” Foreign Trip in Light of Govt Shutdown
President Trump has denied Speaker of House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) an aircraft for her upcoming foreign trip, writing to the congresswoman that her “public relations” travel has been postponed due to the government shutdown, according to Fox News.
Sources told Fox News that Pelosi’s congressional delegation military aircraft was scheduled to leave at 3 p.m. ET today, with the President canceling the plane just “as she was about to leave for her overseas trip.”
In what the outlet calls a “stinging and curt” letter, the President wrote:
“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate. I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown. Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) January 17, 2019
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