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Trump Says He’ll Postpone Pelosi’s Overseas Trip Over Shutdown

Do Democrats & President Trump need to cut a deal on border security funding?

by Axios | Updated on 1.17.19

President Trump sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday informing her that he will postpone her planned 7-day overseas trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan — presumably by denying her the use of military aircraft as transport — as a result of the ongoing government shutdown, which is currently in its 27th day.

The big picture: On Wednesday, Pelosi sent Trump a letter asking him to delay his State of the Union address until the shutdown is resolved, citing security concerns. Trump used the same reasoning in his letter, and told Pelosi it would be "her prerogative" if she wished to fly commercial. As CBS' Steven Portnoy notes, aides had asked news organizations not to publicly report the details of Pelosi's trip due to national security concerns. Fox News' John Roberts reports that Pelosi was scheduled to depart at 3 p.m., just 30 minutes after the letter was released.


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  • Surender
    01/18/2019
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    A) we do not have a border security problem ... it is manufactured by moron to appease the right wing extremists Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Ann Coulter B) to hold 800,000 employees hostage to funds for a wall is immoral C) this WH and gop are a disgrace to this country D) we have more pressing issues and there are more than ample unspent funds for border security Fire Moron! Impeach NOW!

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  • Chickie
    Voted No
    01/18/2019
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    NO WALL!! #45’s childish behavior may have been acceptable when he held board meetings as a faux businessman. However, as the part-time resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, his reaction to Speaker of the House Pelosi’s valid point about security and the more obvious ~ the SOTU is that 800,000 federal employees are being held hostage ~ taking away the aircraft for the Congressional trip to Afghanistan has earned him 5 hours in the corner without his 5 Happy Meals. Any other statements #45 would want to say are irrelevant and he will probably be lying anyway. #enough #nowall #taxpayersarenotmexico

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  • Mark
    Voted Yes
    01/18/2019
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    Completely fund the border wall and stop screwing around with the well-being of working families

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  • M
    Voted Maybe
    01/18/2019
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    OK, the deal is that R’s get a wall in exchange for comprehensive gun control, DACA, education and infrastructure funding, and undoing all Trump’s anti-environment legislation.

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  • TrulyTexan
    01/18/2019
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    Ahh, nothing like revealing secrets to the world in mid tantrum. The tyrant toddler needs to be put down for a nap so the adults can reopen the government. Sorry trumpanzees. You own this shutdown 100%. Both houses have put forth plans. But the trumpertantrum won’t end until he is replaced.

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  • KansasTamale
    Voted No
    01/18/2019
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    For the 100th time. NO BORDER WALL. NO WAY, NO HOW!! The Dems are trying to get Trump to actually negotiate instead of throwing tantrums. They already passed a bill that would open the government as well as, Pass a Budget. It’s Trump & McConnell who are at fault & keeping that bill from being voted on in the Senate.

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  • Cindy
    Voted Yes
    01/18/2019
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    Absolutely, why would Pelosi and Democrat’s leave the country instead of meeting to stop the Shutdown!

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  • Pat
    Voted Maybe
    01/18/2019
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    It a childish move on his part but he’s such a vengeful, nasty person that it’s not unexpected. That was work for Pelosi. She probably feels it’s a trip she needs to make but it’s not a holiday for sure. She probably doesn’t care except for reflection on our politics and the state of our union! Funny thing is I read some of the Trumpster’s comments and they talk like the second in line after the president is not suppose to take a TDY trip. But, they don’t balk at Trump’s or Pence’s TDY. I guess they think a woman shouldn’t go TDY. Misogyny- that’s how we got Trump.

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  • TuckerWantsLiberty
    01/18/2019
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    What does the shutdown have to do with it - WHY THE HELL am I paying for Nancy Pelosi to travel the world???

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  • Mary ann
    Voted No
    01/18/2019
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    Hold out for the WALL. In the meantime, take out your pen Mr President and write a Presidential Order, as Mr Obama did MANY times, and pen an order that NO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE PAID DURING A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, but they MUST continue to WORK to resolve the shutdown, taking no leaves of absence and no travel on Government Funds!

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  • Dave
    Voted No
    01/18/2019
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    Pelosi's trip due to national security concerns fly’s military and does not have a Air Force one to fly to the golf course. This is not unusual for a By-partisan (democrats and republicans) to go during breaks to visit our Allied and troops. Also lier in Chief, said 7 days? They be back Monday section, he also can’t count. There is a by-partisan bill sitting on Mitch McConnell desk. What’s to Negotiate? Trump’s employee Mitch McConnell needs to pass it on or over ride the veto. But Mitch is a yes Man and MIA!

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  • Langho
    Voted No
    01/18/2019
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    Needs to be a border wall. And there doesn’t need to be a deal cut with Democrats they’re the one causing the problem and people are not being able to pay their bills and eat but she wants to take a flight overseas and spend our tax dollars. I am glad Trump stopped her and told her she could to take a commercial flight. That flight would’ve cost us millions of dollars guys

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  • Peanut
    Voted Yes
    01/18/2019
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    Nancy Pelosi needs to stay here in the USA and start legislating. The Democrat Socialist Party’s a complete failure. DO YOUR JOB

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  • mb2018
    Voted No
    01/17/2019
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    So now relations and security are worth jeopardizing over this non-thought through plans. If he isn’t leading please impeach! I know people like to say he doesn’t get a paycheck but he DOES get tax payer money in other ways to do a subpar job that is negatively affecting so many of us. This “show of power” and stopping the visit to a war zone and talks with NATO officials is embarrassing.

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  • htewing
    Voted No
    01/18/2019
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    Mitch McConnell needs to get off his ass and bring legislation to the floor. This is why congressional overrides of presidential vetoes exist! Use your damn power, Mitch, and stop kowtowing to the chief dumbass

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  • Iowa
    Voted Yes
    01/18/2019
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    If Democrats cared they would request citizenship for DACA folks in exchange for border wall. I also believe they need to arrest any business owner that has illegals working for them. Enforce Everify 100% on all companies.

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  • burrkitty
    01/18/2019
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    That is some petty-ass bullshit coming Mr. White House South Mar-a-lago “I can’t go golfing, woe is me.” Grow the fuck up old man. Life is hard. RELEASE THE HOSTAGES!

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  • James
    01/18/2019
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    Hahahahahaha! I’m loving it! You Nancy Pelosi want to go on vacation jaunts with a bunch of other liberals on Military aircraft and payed for by US? The U.S. taxpayer? But you won’t sit down and talk to the president about border security? Make sure that the Democrat Party pays for all the flight and hotels and meals and not the taxpayer!

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  • Txgaln757
    Voted Yes
    01/18/2019
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    They left last weekend which was under reported to rub elbows with lobbyists in Puerto Rico, and now we’re throwing a fit over them leaving this weekend? National security? What does she actually know about national security? Nothing, that’s what. It was a bonafide boondoggle on the taxpayer’s dime. Stay here and get something accomplished! They shouldn’t be getting paid either! Same lady who opposed getting her pay cut when CBO suggested it to offset costs to prevent sequestration, and we still had sequestration and they kept their money! She is the reason why we NEED TERM LIMITS NOW!

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  • Steven
    Voted Yes
    01/18/2019
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    How pathetic Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer refuse to negotiate. I blame them for the continuing government shut down. As an Independent voter I look for and vote for leaders who know how and are willing to negotiate to get things done. Not seeing it and not seeing anything getting done in Washington. Shame!

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