Trump Cancels Holiday Plans to Keep Fighting for Border Security During Shutdown While Pelosi Vacations

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The partial government shutdown leaves Democrats in Congress waiting for President Donald Trump to back down from his push for $5 billion in border wall funding, but he put his foot down over the issue and even canceled his holiday plans to stay in Washington, D.C. to work out a deal.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), however, has been spotted soaking up the sun on a vacation in Hawaii, drawing a contrast between the two leaders.

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President Trump canceled his plans to travel to Florida for Christmas, “while we wait to see if the Democrats will help us to protect America’s Southern Border,” as IJR Red reported. He later made an unannounced visit to American troops in Iraq, followed by a short stop at a base in Germany.

The president remained in Washington, D.C. for Christmas, while first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron traveled to Florida. The first lady then returned and accompanied her husband on the trip to the active combat zone before she headed back to Florida on Thursday.

Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Fox News on Friday that President Trump has decided to cancel his plans to travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort for New Year’s in order to stay in our nation’s capital during the shutdown.

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Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, a critic of President Trump’s border wall proposal who previously attacked his “manhood” over his calls for funding, is reportedly spending a period of the government shutdown at a luxury hotel in Hawaii.

As the Free Beacon first reported, the top Democrat was spotted on Hawaii’s Big Island at the Fairmont Orchid resort, where rooms range from $899-a-night to $4,899-a-night.

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The resort features a golf course, six restaurants, and a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool, as well as other accommodations.

The resort she’s staying at has a “Spa Without Walls,” which is fitting considering her opposition to the funding the president’s border wall, where the cheapest message runs at the cost of $159 and the price goes up to $569 for a couple’s massage, according to the resort’s website.

“I’m not allowed to talk about that,” one woman in Pelosi’s office said about Pelosi’s vacation, according to The Washington Examiner.

After a previous Oval Office meeting, during which the president sparred with Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Pelosi said the two Democrats are “not in negotiation” about the border wall funding. She added, “We’re not going for the $5 billion for the wall. We simply are not,” as IJR Blue reported.

The partial government shutdown continues, even as some leaders stay in Washington, D.C., while others take the time to vacation.

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Diana Hudson
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Diana Hudson

Can’t tell you the last time I had a vacation? Must be nice.

deb
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deb

Join, numbersusa.org, Judicial Watch & Citizens Against Government Waste. Let’s beat these Swamp Clowns at their own game!
Get involved, it’s more rewarding than posting on blogs!

Barbara Foster
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Barbara Foster

The way the Democrats are acting about the wall is making them look very childish. A few years ago they were all pushing for a wall on the border, but now, just to spite President trump they are holding out. Really juvenile of them!

John Paul Parks
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John Paul Parks

The best way to deal with Trump or any other toddler having a tantrum is to make sure he is safe and then let him cry it out until he gets tired and then put him to bed. Tomorrow morning the toddler will not remember any of it. Democrats worked… Read more »

Betsy Lawson
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Betsy Lawson

Sure they work hard. Word hard at spending our money on waste and social programs that keep their welfare recepients happy. Ole Nancy, she and Chuckie are real pieces of work. While Rome is burning Ms, Nero is laying on the beach, trying to tan that silicon face. Whoops probably… Read more »

banstan
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banstan

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. The winner of THE most uninformed comment of the year goes to john with, “Trump, who played golf all year”. The absurdity of that comment speaks for itself.

Raven
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Raven

Nancy Corpse-Losi vacationing in Hawaii quick people get crosses and holy water the demon life sucking mummy is in your neighborhood. Federal agencies have warned that your pets and kids be kept inside and your doors and windows remain locked at all times

TOM
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TOM

Piglosi fits right in with the people of Hawaii.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Nancy’s net worth can easily afford a stay BUT there’s that “job” thing. While her cosmetic surgeons have warned against too much sun, her necromancers say it will encourage the mummification process, though the fact that she casts no shadow at midday is a tell. Keep sucking down those tanna… Read more »

Raven
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Raven

Hahaha I’m dead this has me roflmao thanks

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Raven, I mock Nancy Lugosi not to denigrate Bela, a great and tragically typecast actor, but to pay tribute to his role as one of the undead. who wreaks evil upon the world. Maybe bringing in Karloff’s Mummy is too historic for most.

Cherl
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Cherl

But her constituents see nothing wrong. What does that say about their concern for our country. She wants that Speaker of the House gig so badly that she will do anything, say anything and show no concern for those it can hurt to get it. Wonder what changed her mind… Read more »

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Cherl, look for the Dims to go “full” socialist (q.v. Tropic Thunder) to appease the roughly 95 new “Progressive” and loudmouth members. If that bloc can hold together they’ll be the largest bloc among the Dims. I for one look for the day Obtusely-Commie becomes a major force among the… Read more »

TOM
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TOM

Obtusely-Commie is a major force among the demoncraps already. I think that what you are waiting for is her announcement that she is running for President in 2020.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

She won’t be old enough, but I think she should run anyway. Because.

TOM
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TOM

What “job” thing? Nancy Piglosi has not done her job for years.

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