Trump Turned the Tables on Pelosi and Canceled One of Her Trips — Republicans Can’t Stop Laughing

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) thought she pulled a fast one when she recommended delaying President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, but he just turned the pettiness right back on her.

On Wednesday, Pelosi sent a letter to the president suggesting that he postpone the State of the Union address due to the government shutdown. The speaker claimed the shutdown made it too difficult to secure the massive event because the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been impacted by the partial shutdown.

As IJR previously reported, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced that the DHS and Secret Service would have no problem securing the event, leaving many to believe this was just a petty move by Pelosi to annoy Trump over the shutdown.

The White House has not announced what its plans are for the State of the Union address, though it is still scheduled for January 29. Several Republicans have suggested hosting the speech from the Senate chamber, but that hasn’t been decided.

While the State of the Union schedule still has to be resolved, it seems as though the White House was able to come up with a plan to get back at Pelosi.

It penned a letter of its own preventing Pelosi from taking a trip abroad. Like Pelosi, it cited security concerns and the demand it would put on furloughed workers as the reason the trip must be postponed.

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.

This letter received many laughs from some conservatives who applauded Trump’s decision to turn the tables on Pelosi.

Others agreed that it would be best for Pelosi to stay in Washington, D.C., to negotiate a resolution to the shutdown instead of taking the expensive trip, especially following the backlash some Democrats faced after they took a tropical vacation with lobbyists to Puerto Rico during the shutdown.

Of course, many on the left were less than thrilled that Trump responded to Pelosi’s pettiness with some pettiness of his own. They were especially concerned that the president announced a trip that was otherwise kept under wraps due to the security measures needed to enter countries like Afghanistan.

Either way, this doesn’t bode well for the progress of ending the partial shutdown. Both sides are fighting proxy wars over speeches and trips abroad instead of negotiating a border security bill to end the shutdown — which has lasted nearly four weeks.


  1. Not a Repubublitard, but BWAHAHAHA! Enough taxpayer perks for Congress critters who ALLEGEDLY work for us.

    Fly commercial Nancy and entourage. Go through TSA like the rest of us. You are NOT special.

    You have hundreds of millions of dollar and can easily pay for this, just like your trip to Hawaii.

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