President Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request to delay his State of the Union address. President Trump cancelled Pelosi’s government-funded trip abroad hours before take-off.
Pelosi was scheduled to visit Brussels and Afghanistan with other lawmakers.
President Trump’s letter said,
'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,’ He said.
He added, ‘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!'