President Trump has not responded directly to Nancy Pelosi’s ridiculous request to delay his State Of The Union on words-pre say but sent a definite message back.
Trump pulled Pelosi’s military bus pass by denying her use of the Military aircraft for foreign trips some half hour before the trip was set to happen.
The trip should have been delayed due to the partial shutdown but apparently holds more importance to Democrats than signing the next paycheck to workers affected by the shutdown, since this trip would have conveniently had them out of the country during the next pay period.
According to Fox News, President Trump on Thursday abruptly denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart, in a stunning decision that followed her call to delay the State of the Union address amid the government shutdown.
In a curt letter, Trump said her trip has been “postponed.”
“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,” Trump wrote.
Pelosi is facing a mounting backlash from Republicans for urging President Trump to delay his State of the Union address until after the partial government shutdown ends.
Pelosi, D-Calif., in a letter earlier Wednesday, suggested Trump either push back the scheduled Jan. 29 address or submit the speech in writing, citing security concerns amid the lapse in government funding.
But security officials have pushed back on her claim, claiming the teams are prepared. And Republican officials scoffed at the idea — though the decision ultimately rests with Pelosi