Pelosi Spox Releases Statement After Trump Postpones House Speaker’s “Public Relations” Trip
The media erupted on Thursday afternoon after President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her “public relations” trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him.
President Trump reminded Pelosi who’s the boss when he canceled her flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart — Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport.
Trump told Pelosi to fly commercial on her own dime– LIKE A BOSS!
Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill released a statement Thursday afternoon, via FOX News reporter Chad Pergram:
Pelosi’s CoDel to Afghanistan included a stop in Brussels for required pilot rest (and meetings with NATO commanders because of that). No stop in Egypt. Group wanted to “express appreciation & thanks to our men & women in uniform” in Middle East. The purpose of the trip was to express appreciation and thanks to our men and women in uniform for their service and dedication, and to obtain critical national security and intelligence briefings from those on the front lines.
The President traveled to Iraq during the Trump Shutdown as did a Republican CODEL led by Rep. Zeldin.
Perhaps Pelosi doesn’t grasp the vast difference between her and the President of the United States.
Trump struck a nerve because furious phone calls were flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House.
The bus full of Dem lawmakers and Pelosi was driving in circles around the US Capitol! WOMP WOMP
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said there is no need to provide military planes to fly Nancy Pelosi to Brussels or Egypt so it would have been an outrageous waste of tax dollars.
There is no need to provide military planes to fly @SpeakerPelosi to Brussels or Egypt, so that would have been an outrageous waste of tax dollars. Obviously, military transport to Afghanistan would have been required… https://t.co/mzWuVRuBv1
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 17, 2019
As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor wrote, President Trump’s abrupt cancellation of usurper Pelosi’s world tour is a reminder to Pelosi and world leaders that Donald Trump is still President.
Trump’s assertion of presidential command is reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan firing 11,000 illegally striking air traffic controllers in August 1981, Kristinn Taylor noted.