Trump shuts down Pelosi’s foreign junket
Announces it would be better for her to be negotiating over end of shutdown.
President Trump on Thursday ordered the postponement of Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s plans for a congressional junket to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan only an hour before its departure was scheduled, announcing that it would be better for her to be in Washington so she could be negotiating over an end to the government shutdown.
“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” the president wrote in a letter to Pelosi. “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.”
He said, of course, if she chose, she still could fly commercial.