Donald Trump’s stunt to cancel Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan and NATO officials backfires as he’s put on blast for Melania Trump’s Mar-a-Lago trip.
Trump, acting like a spoiled brat, sidelined Pelosi’s CODEL because she delayed his State of the Union address due to his government shutdown. Of course, his letter to Pelosi was filled with lies and insults to our troops. He wrote that she was going on a “seven-day excursion” and it was a “public relations event,” even though he finally went to Iraq after the government shutdown.
Well, it didn’t take long for it to backfire royally. In fact, he made is way even harder with Pelosi because he’s still not getting the wall. She gained more from cancelling his SOTU address than he did by postponing her trip.
While he cancelled Pelosi’s trip, Melania Trump was seen getting out of the government helicopter and into the government plane as she made her way to Mar-a-Lago for her spa treatment.
The optics of that was so bad….Nancy Pelosi couldn’t visit the troops but his wife could take a plane to her country club. Needless to say, Melania Trump is trending on Twitter as a result of his hypocrisy. I believe this is her third trip since the government shutdown.
Reaction on Twitter to Melania Trump’s trip to Florida during shutdown:
Melania Trump took a military plane to Florida tonight for a weekend vacation at Mar-a-Lago as Trump blocks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s flight to visit United States troops: @NBCNews.
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) January 18, 2019
.@SpeakerPelosi cannot use military plane to war zone and NATO that speakers are entitled to (for security since 9/11 because she is in line of succession) but Melania Trump flew tonight to Maralago on same type of military 757 from JBA.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) January 18, 2019
Melania Trump flew on a government plane today to go on vacation at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. Trump cancels the government plane for the Speaker’s trip to Afghanistan to visit with troops. This is what corruption looks like. The definition of it. In so many ways. Abuse of power.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 18, 2019
Melania has landed in West Palm Beach for another taxpayer funded weekend at Emoluments South – protected by secret service agents who are not getting paid during Trump's Shutdown. https://t.co/6XvRrFdDOz
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) January 18, 2019
I’m glad that @realDonaldTrump’s plane stunt with Pelosi has refocused some attention on the massive and wasteful government welfare doled out to Trump family travel.@FLOTUS jetting off to Mar-a-lago for the long weekend. $10 says she has no idea why we have the day off Monday.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 18, 2019
So Trump would not allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to use a military jet for a bipartisan congressional delegation to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan but just allowed his wife Melania Trump to use a military jet to fly to Palm Beach for a weekend in Mar-a-Lago. pic.twitter.com/505IliJAfC
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 18, 2019
Nancy Pelosi was traveling for the good of this country. Trump was traveling to the southern border in order to help spread his rhetoric and hate of non-white people. Melania was traveling to get away from her husband.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) January 18, 2019
The White House thought it was cool to send Melania Trump to Mar-A-Lago — that’s an actual vacation — on a military plane after blocking Pelosi from going to see the troops. But nobody loves the military more, amirite?
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) January 18, 2019
People are losing their income, while airports are a mess because TSA isn’t in service because of the shutdown…meanwhile Melania Trump flies on a private jet to her million dollar resort in Florida.
That’s an extra large “screw you”
to everyone suffering right now.
— emilia (@PoliticalEmilia) January 18, 2019