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Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown


This news story was published on January 17, 2019.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump canceled liberal Senator Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing woes of the lingering federal government shutdown, a day after the House Speaker recommended his postpone his State of the Union Address.

The President sent the following letter today to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives:

President Trump

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!

Trump’s letter comes a day after Pelosi told the President to postpone his State of the Union Address, in this letter:

Nancy Pelosi

Dear Mr. President:
On January 3, it was my privilege as Speaker to invite you to deliver the State of the Union address on January 29th. The Constitution calls for the President to “from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.” During the 19th Century and up until the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, these annual State of the Union messages were delivered to Congress in writing. And since the start of modern budgeting in Fiscal Year 1977, a State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown.
In September 2018, Secretary Nielsen designated State of the Union Addresses as National Special Security Events (NSSEs), recognizing the need for “the full resources of the Federal Government to be brought to bear” to ensure the security of these events. The extraordinary demands presented by NSSEs require weeks of detailed planning with dozens of agencies working together to prepare for the safety of all participants.
The U.S. Secret Service was designated as the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising, and implementing security for National Special Security Events by Public Law 106-544, December 19, 2000. However, both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have not been funded for 26 days now — with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs.
Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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74 Responses to Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I wonder if Lindsey Graham took a military plane to visit Turkey. If he did, it is proof that Trump cancelled Pelosi’s trip out of spite.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Gee, last time I checked Melania was our 1st lady, not an elected Senator or Congressman supposed to be working on negotiating a budget, not flying to Puerto Rico or Afghanistan, Egypt or wherever with 82 family member

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Executive action here we come!
    Declared State of Emergency, cut the House out of the loop.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2019 at 8:47 am

    That time Nasty Pelosi went on vacation to get stoned, until they told her it meant something different over in Afghanistan

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 19, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Nancy, go to your room until you finish your homework.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I really wish Trump would tell us that he will be withholding congressional pay so that the Coast Guard, DHS, and USSS personnel can be paid.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 19, 2019 at 1:02 pm

      He’s be lying if did, not that it would stop him. He doesn’t have the authority.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Surprise surprise and who the hell cares???!? Hey report on how many guys Obama slept with before becoming President?????? Now there’s some news the left can get their teeth in (ouch)…

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Peelosi is probably peeing her pants. America loves Trump and the way he tap-dances on liberal windpipes.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 18, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      Blatantly false ! Trump’s approval rating has dropped to 33 %. And, a good portion of them are the lower educated, bib overall wearing, dirty t-shirt with chew spit and food, potentially inbred and minimally employed. Then there’s the one or 2 teeth. They had 32 teeth to begin with. Clearly lost the war on gingivitis Cletus ! People like this continue to vote against their own interests. Rarely is there a Republican policy that benefits a lower to middle income person. Trump plays to their ignorance and fear. He wouldn’t walk across the street to help one of them if they were bleeding. Get a grip !!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm

        Purely a figment of your imagination.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 18, 2019 at 8:57 pm

        Given your biggoted characterization of people disagreeing with you, and hinting thst their convictions are somehow worth less than yours – as if you had any idea what “their interest” is.

        You are sick with hatred and intolerance. A deplorable, if ever I saw one.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 19, 2019 at 8:51 am

          30 days of furlough for federal employees starts Reduction In Force and permanent layoffs for inessential positions. Trump can now declare a national emergency, take funds from the defense budget (that was increased in the last budget), fund the wall, and open the government back up at a reduced payroll level. That saves American taxpayers money on the back end, while decreasing the size of waste. Time to get it done, with or without the democrats.

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Shut down and CUT 70% of the Federal government!!!!!!!!

  10. LIARS AND THIEVES Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    its normal for the common man to stupidly follow democrats and get a few false hopes, a warm bowl of soup and a bit of sympathy in exchange for them to shove their wretched hand up your ass and take everything you got by way of tax dollars. at least republicans will tell you they are gonna screw you instead of telling you a lie.

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 11:02 am

    When obananna was chief of thieves Pissouli flew AIR FORCE 1 back to her sad home state of calif/mexico every weekend at a cost to American taxpayes of over $100,000.00 per trip – people who worked on maintainence of this plane said it was nothing more than an airborne booze party and the planes interior were always thrashed when arriving back to D.C. PS -When Clinton was president his old wife hillery the hag use Airforce 1 once a month to fly to Californacate to attendant demonic and ritual cult meetings _ NO CHIT. Google it – it’s there if you seek to learn the truth !

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 18, 2019 at 11:15 am

      You’re so full of shit your eyes are brown.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 18, 2019 at 2:06 pm

        Lol true but you got to give him that it was a funny read!

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Thomas Clay Jr.
    8 hrs ·
    While all babes have been soundly sleeping, I have read everything possible since the Buzz Feed story came out and this is what I know:

    Mueller has them. All of them. Ivanka, Jared, Junior, Eric, Stone, Corsi and Assange. I have said this before without including Ivanka. He has every single one of them.

    Before I left some wiggle room saying there is a 95% chance of Trump going to prison. Trump has 3 options now.

    He can flee the country which he will not do because his legal counsel cannot tell him that and he wouldn’t listen to them if they did tell him to flee.

    He can die and all his traitor tots go to prison.

    Or he can die in prison. There is a 100% chance of him going to prison if he does not flee the United States or die. There is no 4th option even if Pence pulls a Gerold Ford. The kids will all be pardoned for the federal crimes. NY State has Trump on tax fraud at the least. 10 years minimum on Riker’s Island means he dies in prison.

    Mueller’s report will absolutely not exculpate Trump. Someone inside Mueller’s team leaked this or Mueller himself did. That means without question they have proof of Trump and his family committing multiple felonies. The Republican fantasy of Mueller exonerating Trump is in ashes after last night.

    Mueller has effectively closed off all of Trump’s options. The moment he is no longer president, he will be immediately arrested and taken into custody either by the FBI or the State of NY. Do not pass go, he is going directly to jail. This is the reality that Mitch McConnell is waking up to and this was the writing on the wall that Paul Ryan and the rest of the Republican retirees knew was coming. All of you doubters can now be quiet. Nothing can stop this. The President suborned perjury and he did so in front of two Federal Law Enforcement officers.

    If you thought things were crazy this week, be prepared to see the very desperation of a criminal caught like a rat in a trap with the codes to the greatest and most devastating arsenal the world has ever known. Anyone who impedes his removal from office will be in violation of their oath of office and those sycophantic traitors must fear the retribution of both the people and Justice. In the coming days we all must be prepared to get louder than we ever have and demand the colluders do their duty to remove this Russian stooge from the People’s house.

    Trump can only inflict pain on the nation and do lasting damage to our institutions with his lies. He must be removed from office. The president is a crook and Robert Mueller can prove it, in court.

    ~Nostrathomas

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

      You expect people to come to you for your advice and counsel, but they don’t. Long-winded predictions that took the other fork in the road away from credibility are the reasons for this. Try harder to separate your fantasy from reality, and remember, it’s ok to cry once in a while.

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Meanwhile, Pelosi says she Will skip Trump and negotiate directly with Putin.

    “I owe it to the American people to bring this shutdown to the swiftest possible conclusion, and so I’m avoiding the middleman,” she said.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 18, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      She never said that. It was satire, or “fake news” to use your language. Which is a good thing because such an act would more or less amount to high treason.

  14. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 9:01 am

    What The President did was called for. Why in heaven would she even consider going out of country in the middle of a government shutdown. Her main concern right now should be finding a solution to the shutdown not flying over seas. She can take her little tour on taxpayer money when the shutdown is over.Besides I thought Nancy said it’s not safe to have the SOTU because there’s no security. So how did she find security to go out of country.

  15. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Melania travels to Mar Lago yesterday. Guess what kind of plane she took? Could it be a military transport plane? Why, yes it could. And you still he didn’t cancel the flight out of spite?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 18, 2019 at 9:03 am

      You are really a total Dumb Ass. As first lady Secret Service requires her to travel in Government transport.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 18, 2019 at 9:50 am

        Exactly, some people talk out of their ass, just to hear themselves talk, because their head doesn’t know anything.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 18, 2019 at 10:17 am

        We are in a shutdown. No unnecessary travel should be allowed on government airplanes. She should be in Washington DC supporting her husband and using her influence to gain votes. She is the first lady.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 19, 2019 at 8:53 am

          Melania works for free like her husband does. She uses less than half the staff that former first ladies have used. And, if she wants to travel somewhere that is her right. She also can use the united states planes. And, if she wants she can use her own. Get over it

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 19, 2019 at 8:53 am

          Melania Trump The Greatest Flotus in AMERICAN HISTORY one thing you all need to understand, Mrs. Trump is the First Lady, Plastic Nancy you are not!! Thank God. That’s the difference.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 19, 2019 at 8:54 am

          They forget she’s not an elected official. How many congressional members travel back and forth to their home States at the taxpayers expense?

  16. MAGA Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Trump should also stop Pelosi from traveling by military planes between California and D.C. Let her use her own money and resources.

  17. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 18, 2019 at 6:56 am

    civil war is on the way, we either have a country or we don’t

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 18, 2019 at 7:50 am

      Lock and Load!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

        Lock and load? Hah. That would play right into Putin’s hands. Just what trump wants. Besides, you would be in your basement crying cuz you were scared.

  18. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Trollosi was taking a plane full time of arms an cash to isis again

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 18, 2019 at 8:27 am

      Pisslosi

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 19, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      LIES it was a fundraiser for puerto rico, which dump is too stupid to know is part of the USA

  19. Ralph Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Awesome!

  20. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    He should cancel her return flight instead.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 18, 2019 at 9:53 am

      It would be better if she just mysteriously disappeared!

  21. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Pelosi’s going to bad mouth our nation and our president. If she wants a vacation, already, let her pay for it out of the $200m she’s worth. She really has nerve. Do her constituents not care what she does?

  22. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Where’s Pelosi’s approval numbers? or Chuckie’s or any other legislator for that matter? 37% looks pretty darned good by comparison!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 18, 2019 at 9:59 am

      From what I could find, it’s 28.6% favorable.

  23. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    WHY would this person need to go to Afghanistan or Egypt or anywhere that did not involve sitting down with the other government leaders AT THE CAPITAL and working out this nation’s problems in a way that is satisfactory to the people.

  24. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Every other rep has to take commercial flights. She is the only one that has been afforded military flights. She is not better then anyone else. Time she is put in her place.

  25. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    G.O.A.T.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2019 at 5:43 pm

      Hahahahaha
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      Hahahahaha
      By the way I am not laughing with you, I am laughing at you
      Hahahahaha
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    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Absolutely!!!! lmao

  26. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    I’m not a fan of trump. i’m just glad he finally let someone else write his letters.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2019 at 4:09 pm

      I must have missed that.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 18, 2019 at 10:45 am

        If you think he wrote this, you are a goon.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 18, 2019 at 10:46 am

        His grammar and punctuation on twitter should be enough to prove this was done by someone else.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 20, 2019 at 3:39 am

          OK, genius, name the last president who didn’t have writers on his staff… Trump is not in over his head, you are.

  27. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Still playing childish games. What a goon.

    • Wondering Reply Report comment

      January 17, 2019 at 4:11 pm

      Why should she travel abroad when the government is shut down.

      • Dear Wondering Reply Report comment

        January 17, 2019 at 5:45 pm

        Why? The only reason he did it was to be a jerk. It is not like a vacation trip. Why did he wait until the last minute? The Congress members who were going with her were sitting on the transport bus when he sent the letter. It was childish and it is typical of his mentality. His little did about flying commercial was also uncalled for. When is he going to grow up and be a President rather than a petulant child?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 17, 2019 at 5:55 pm

          Trump stops her from traveling on taxpayer money on a un-needed trip and tells her to stay here and do her job and negotiate getting the government open again and you call him a child?? What a Dumb Ass you are.

          • Anonymous

            January 17, 2019 at 5:58 pm

            There is no negotiation you fool. Trump does not want to negotiate. He wants his wall and if he doesn’t get what he wants, he punishes 800,000+ people. That is childish. You are too far up his butt to see it.

        • Wondering. Reply Report comment

          January 17, 2019 at 6:55 pm

          Good try at deflection, but that didn’t answer the question.

          • Dear Wondering

            January 17, 2019 at 9:52 pm

            Wondering, Why should she travel abroad when the government is shut down? Because even if our government is shut down, the rest of the world goes on. 10% of the government is down so 90% is not down and that leaves a lot of business to continue. This is Trump’s shutdown and he and his minions should own it (which, by the way, is what most Americans believe – it is Trump’s shutdown)

          • Anonymous

            January 18, 2019 at 7:49 am

            Her job and her responsibility is here, not there. It is about time she started to do her job here instead of refusing to negotiate.

  28. Allen Reply Report comment

    January 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Now, isn’t that interesting. Waiting patiently for the rebuttal.