It’s the optics stupid. Well, after Pelosi denies Trump’s SOTUS she gets a surprise.
Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for foreign trip, after call for State of the Union delay
By Brooke Singman, Chad Pergram, John Roberts | 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.
“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.”
Looks like Pelosi may be flying the friendly skies in commercial, or not at all. Or maybe Nancy could just do a nice conference call instead.