Friday, July 12, 2024

Let Them Eat Cake: Melania Trump Flies to Palm Beach On Government Plane Despite Shutdown


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.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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