In a letter addressed today, President Trump scolds Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for her unwillingness to work on opening the government. The letter emphatically states that her seven-day excursion to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has to be postponed. making a reference to that the public relations event should be postponed until after the government is reopened.
He wrote: “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.”