Trump makes it more difficult for Pelosi to leave town and avoid negotiations

Washington Examiner:
President Trump said Thursday he was canceling an upcoming overseas trip for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi due to the government shutdown, just a day after Pelosi threatened to cancel Trump's State of the Union address later this month.

Pelosi, D-Calif., was scheduled to travel to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan for seven days, but Trump informed Pelosi in a letter Thursday the trip was canceled. Trump indicated he was canceling Pelosi's access to a government or military plane for the trip, as he suggested Pelosi might still attend if she were to fly commercial.

"Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed," Trump wrote. "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,” Trump added. “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 flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”
That she would leave town rather than stay in Washington and resolve matters shows how much contempt she has for the employees who are working without a paycheck because she opposes reasonable border security measures.   It shows her lack of concern for government employees and a lack of concern for stopping illegal immigration.  It is one of the most irresponsible moves by the Democrat politicians to date.  It is a "Let them eat cake" move by Queen Pelosi.  Trump is right to cancel her government transportation.


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