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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) will not be taking an international trip as planned, President Donald Trump informed her in a letter Thursday.
In a letter between the two leaders, Trump explained that her “excursion” to Egypt, Belgium, and Afghanistan had “been postponed” due to the government shutdown.
The article goes on to state the following:
The federal government has been in a partial shutdown since Republicans and Democrats could not agree on an appropriations bill that the president would sign by the December deadline. The shutdown is the longest in U.S. history.
Reportedly, Pelosi’s flight was scheduled to depart at 3pm ET on Thursday, and she was already preparing to depart for the plane when President Trump issued the letter.
The letter reads:
Dear Madame Speaker,
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.
I look forward to seeing you soon and even more forward to watching our open and dangerous Southern Border finally receive the attention, funding, and security it so desperately deserves!
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 17, 2019
BREAKING: Trump Cancels Pelosi’s Flight, Tells Her She Can ‘Fly Commercial’ https://t.co/rY4P3IdtgU
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) January 17, 2019
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