Today, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s work trip to Europe and to visit our troops in Afghanistan was cancelled by Donald Trump, who cited the government shutdown.
“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” Trump wrote to Pelosi in a letter tweeted by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders Thursday afternoon. “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.”
He added, thinking he was a smart-ass: “Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”
That didn’t stop the First Lady from availing herself of a free ride from Washington to Palm Beach. Melania Trump flew down to her private country club, Mar-a-Lago, on what’s known as EXEC1F aka MelaniaForceOne.
Her arrival was noted by the pool reporters down in Florida.
There are 800,000 government workers not getting paid. Food banks are being set up for them, including at places like the FBI. No one is exempt from the shutdown– except Melania Trump.
EXEC1F – #MelaniaForceOne climbing out from Joint Base Andrews
— CivMilAir ✈ (@CivMilAir) January 17, 2019