PELOSI FLIES COMMERCIAL! Speaker Pelosi Spotted at Reagan Airport – Flees DC as Trump Stays at White House
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was spotted walking through Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport late Friday afternoon with a carry-on bag on wheels. Pelosi was accompanied by at least one aide and a security detail. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump remained at the White House prepared to negotiate with Democrats on funding border wall security to reopen the partial shutdown federal government.
Pelosi was photographed by MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake who posted a photo to Twitter with this caption, “Looks like
@SpeakerPelosi won’t be staying in DC for the weekend. She and her detail just passed me at Reagan National Airport.”
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) January 18, 2019
Apparently, Haake did not ask Pelosi any questions, such as, “where are you headed, Madam Speaker?”, even though Pelosi left D.C. while the government is still shutdown and her departure comes a day after Trump canceled her overseas CODEL trip on a government jet. Haake is a Capitol Hill reporter who just spoke to Pelosi earlier Friday at a Hill presser so he is no stranger to Pelosi or her Capitol Police security detail.
.@GarrettHaake: Do you view this as retaliation for your letter about the State of the Union?
Speaker Pelosi: “I would hope not. I don’t think the president would be that petty, do you?"
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 18, 2019
PELOSI: “I don’t think the president would be that petty, do you?” pic.twitter.com/BraU1NXi3J
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 18, 2019
A civilian posted that he too saw Pelosi at Reagan National and that he was not comfortable approaching her as she was in a hurry and had security.
Shortly after Pelosi was spotted at the airport, President Trump announced he would be making a major announcement Saturday afternoon.
I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
Trump followed later with a video statement:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019