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Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:38 PM

Trump says he'll postpone Pelosi's overseas trip over shutdown

Source: Axios

President Trump sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday informing her that he will postpone her planned 7-day overseas trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan -- presumably by denying her the use of military aircraft as transport -- as a result of the ongoing government shutdown, which is currently in its 27th day.

The big picture: On Wednesday, Pelosi sent Trump a letter asking him to delay his State of the Union address until the shutdown is resolved, citing security concerns. Trump used the same reasoning in his letter, and told Pelosi it would be "her prerogative" if she wished to fly commercial.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-letter-nancy-pelosi-trip-shutdown-555f1939-bd3d-425c-b622-a6627d614228.html



Here is the text of the letter (actual letter at the link):

THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON

January 17, 2019

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the

House of Representatives
Washington, DC. 20515

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!

Sincerely,



He's childishly playing tit-for-tat in response to Pelosi postponing the State of the Union Address. Suggesting that she make the trip commercially is idiotic and ludicrous!

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Reply Trump says he'll postpone Pelosi's overseas trip over shutdown (Original post)
George II Jan 17 OP
TeamPooka Jan 17 #1
niyad Jan 17 #2
Maeve Jan 17 #7
TeamPooka Jan 17 #14
George II Jan 17 #19
neohippie Jan 17 #33
George II Jan 17 #41
Maeve Jan 17 #23
a kennedy Jan 17 #3
RKP5637 Jan 17 #4
HopeAgain Jan 17 #5
dameatball Jan 17 #51
TomCADem Jan 17 #6
TeamPooka Jan 17 #12
MosheFeingold Jan 17 #58
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 17 #8
FreepFryer Jan 17 #28
Talitha Jan 17 #44
LanternWaste Jan 17 #9
Grammy23 Jan 17 #10
NurseJackie Jan 17 #11
leftynyc Jan 17 #13
TeamPooka Jan 17 #15
leftynyc Jan 17 #18
TeamPooka Jan 17 #22
leftynyc Jan 17 #47
avebury Jan 17 #16
area51 Jan 17 #17
WhiteTara Jan 17 #27
canetoad Jan 17 #39
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 17 #52
dameatball Jan 17 #54
ffr Jan 17 #20
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 17 #21
smb Jan 17 #40
Mira Jan 17 #24
WhiteTara Jan 17 #34
Perseus Jan 17 #25
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 17 #55
Vinca Jan 17 #26
RAB910 Jan 17 #29
DallasNE Jan 17 #30
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 17 #31
llmart Jan 17 #32
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 17 #35
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 17 #36
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 17 #37
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 17 #38
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 17 #42
TexasBushwhacker Jan 17 #43
Talitha Jan 17 #45
beachbum bob Jan 17 #46
Arazi Jan 17 #50
beachbum bob Jan 17 #53
Grins Jan 17 #48
Sugar Smack Jan 17 #49
IcyPeas Jan 17 #56
ginnyinWI Jan 17 #57

Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:40 PM

1. He has admitted in writing his failure to secure and protect our southern border. Okay.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:41 PM

2. how does he figure he can do that?

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:45 PM

7. She was flying with the military

And he can control Dept of Defense resources (I checked with CNN to find that out!)

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Response to Maeve (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:52 PM

14. Do you or anyone know when this trip was to take place? how far ahead is Trump planning

on keeping it closed?
Was this supposed to happen in Feb?

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:54 PM

19. She was scheduled to leave TODAY!

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Response to George II (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:06 PM

33. One hour after she got the letter

I was told that she was one hour away from the departure time, when this letter was sent.

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Response to neohippie (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:28 PM

41. What a scumbag trump is!

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:58 PM

23. From what I'm seeing it was supposed to be this weekend, but not sure

Seeing that it was a 'closely held secret' but someone snitched....

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:41 PM

3. OFFS......

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:41 PM

4. We have a child sitting in the White House. n/t

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:42 PM

5. Take that trade any day.

Nancy loses an overseas trip and Trump loses the SOTU Address. Trump did not win that deal...

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 04:16 PM

51. Yup. I said in another thread "Pelosi hit a homer and Trump muffed a bunt."

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:43 PM

6. She Probably Would Have Cancelled It Anyways

Given that recess has already been cancelled.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:47 PM

12. She should say she already did but hadn't announced it just to piss him off.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 05:03 PM

58. The bus

Was in the driveway.

Ironically, Trump saved Pelosi from terrible optics. First Puerto Rico, then this? That's just stupid.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:45 PM

8. Link to the original:

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:03 PM

28. Yup. By goading Trump into more self-erosive pettiness, Pelosi's letter was doubly brilliant. (n/t)

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:42 PM

44. That's what I thought, too.

I don't think it's a tit-for-tat... she's playing him - and he's too dumb to realize it.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:46 PM

9. He truly is nothing more than a little man-child

throwing an 'Unh-uh, I'm rubber, you're glue" type tantrum my eleven year old niece would describe as a 'hissy-fit'.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:46 PM

10. So are we to assume he is going to keep his ass at the White House, too??


No trips for him?? That is unless he goes via tRump Airlines??

This I gotta see. Uhm, yea....Secret Service will agree to that. Like hell.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:47 PM

11. LOL! She's **REALLY** getting under his skin!

I love it!!


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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:50 PM

13. Bill Maher picked a perfect week to return

 

from his vacation. I know some here don't like him but I do and can't wait to see his show tonight.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:52 PM

15. he's on Friday night

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:54 PM

18. Holy crap

 

I honestly thought it WAS Friday. I need to go swear for a while.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:57 PM

22. we all wish it was friday today. :)

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:53 PM

47. I haven't done that in a very long while

 

and it's usually the other way (think it's Thurs but it's really Fri so all is good). I'm still shaking my head.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:52 PM

16. We should start a pool to see how long Trump can hold out

before he has to go to one of his properties for a golf date.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:54 PM

17. Wonder who wrote the letter for Trump.

It's way too erudite to be from his hand.

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Response to area51 (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:02 PM

27. Miller.

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Response to area51 (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:17 PM

39. Nah, it should be Madam Speaker

Not Madame.

The rest is like the writing of an academically average 13 year old.

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Response to area51 (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 04:16 PM

52. The inappropriate use of capital letters suggests he did write it,

or that he edited it to make it more stupid after an aide wrote it correctly. He seems to think capitalization is the same as emphasis.

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Response to area51 (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 04:18 PM

54. Yes. Plus "prerogative" was used correctly. He definitely did not write that.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:55 PM

20. Par for the course, Mr. Vindictive.

I call your pronouncement to bar me from hoping a Military jet already destined for each of those locations. And in that spirit, I challenge you will join in your own advice and choose to forego your travels on AF1, by also taking commercial travel.

Sincerely,

Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House of U.S. Representatives.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:55 PM

21. Trump blows cover on previously secure trip to conflict zone, endangering personnel

NeverSaid"Hat" Retweeted

A codel (the name for a trip like this) to a conflict zone is typically not made public until the members arrive. They keep them under wraps for security reasons. Even if Pelosi still wanted to go, this may have been effectively blown by releasing the details now.



By blowing the cover on a trip to a conflict zone, which would now endanger the travelers if they want, and possibly endanger personnel at the location currently? Yeah, no. He claims to love national security but doesn't actually practice it.


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:27 PM

40. Yep

IMO, the best response would be along the lines of "I had planned to visit our allies and our troops in the field. Unfortunately, a security breach has exposed my planned itinerary, putting the flight crew and station personnel at risk. I am therefore postponing my visit until such time as it can be done without endangering our soldiers, airmen, and support staff."

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:58 PM

24. That's tat for tit

man-baby in high chair having another tantrum

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Response to Mira (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:07 PM

34. While endangering others who are

in a war zone. He's horrible.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:58 PM

25. He definitely did not write that letter, the English is too good

He would even have a hard time reading the letter..."what does this word mean???"

What a child the buffoon is...I am sure he had people at the WH looking for some way for him to get even and wasted two full days at it...

Muller please, please, please...get the nightmare over, nothing would please me more than to have the buffoon dress in orange.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 04:18 PM

55. It's not that good; there are capital letters that don't belong.

My theory is that he dictated it to someone who wrote it correctly and then he unedited it to make it wrong and stupid.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:00 PM

26. What a fucking baby.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:03 PM

29. Someone was triggered

LOL!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:03 PM

30. Apples And Oranges

The security personnel for the SOTU are part of the shutdown so there is some merit to postponing the SOTU. Military personnel and equipment are not affected by the partial shutdown so this has no merit - at least for the reason given. This is just another temper tantrum being thrown by cry baby Trump.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:05 PM

31. NOTE WELL: tRump cancelled it ONE HOUR before boarding by BLOWING SECURITY SECRET.

The letter reveals the presence of the trip which was TOP SECRET as trips that include stops to Afghanistan are. A lot of security needed in Egypt too.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-nancy-pelosi-state-union-shutdown_us_5c3f6d3ae4b0a8dbe16d023c

...

Instead of responding directly to her request that the event be delayed because of security funding concerns, Trump wrote in an apparent retaliation that he had canceled her upcoming delegation trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan.

“Obviously if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” the president wrote. The suggestion comes despite the fact that the Air Force budget has not been affected by the 27-day shutdown.

CBS and Fox News both reported that Trump’s letter canceling her trip was issued about an hour before Pelosi was set to depart.

As noted by Politico’s Capitol Hill bureau chief, John Bresnahan, Trump’s public letter exposed a trip that had been a “closely held secret due to security concerns” for Pelosi.


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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:06 PM

32. This just makes him look even more childish and petty than usual.

It'll backfire. This also shows he's losing it more and more each day.

I bet Melanoma is enjoying not having him around though.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:09 PM

35. Target getting buggy: meanness, vindictiveness, obsession on full display. . . . nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:10 PM

36. White House official tells @NBCNews Secretary Mnuchin will lead a delegation to Davos, as planned

David Fahrenthold Retweeted

UPDATE: A White House official tells @NBCNews Secretary Mnuchin will lead a delegation to Davos, as planned.


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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:11 PM

37. Cancellation is impeachable ABUSE OF POWER. Might even be ILLEGAL. . . . nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:14 PM

38. Pelosi's trip to Afghanistan had been a closely held secret due to security concerns, of course.

Pelosi's trip to Afghanistan had been a closely held secret due to security concerns, of course. Very few people knew she was heading there. @SteveScalise mentioned Pelosi was headed to Brussels in his presser this morning, which angered Dems.


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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:34 PM

42. Lawmakers have returned to the Capitol from the codel cancelled by President Trump.

Philip Rucker Retweeted

Lawmakers have returned to the Capitol from the codel cancelled by President Trump.


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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:42 PM

43. How about ALL non-emergency travel be postponed during the shutdown

Including trips to Mar A Lago, trips by Trump's kids requiring Secret Services detail, etc.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:46 PM

45. Remember when Geraldo Rivera drew that location map in the sand?

Both of them - dumb as a box of rocks.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:53 PM

46. Pelosi controls the budget for the Whitehouse, how about a 75% reduction?

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #46)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 04:13 PM

50. Not wise to have a pissing match w the person holding the purse strings

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Response to Arazi (Reply #50)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 04:18 PM

53. trump bound to learn the hard way as always

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:54 PM

48. "if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial,

"...if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative."

Not when you are second in succession for Presidency (or is she more realistically 1st...?) you vast orange heap of ignorance and treason.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 04:06 PM

49. He thinks he's very witty, doesn't he?

He's obviously in way over his head.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 04:21 PM

56. Adam Schiff just now on CNN said

this is the behavior of a 5th grader. He said this a couple of times.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 04:42 PM

57. Stand firm, Speaker Pelosi, stand firm. n/t

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