PressTV-Trump postpones Pelosi’s overseas trip in tit-for-tat

In what many are describing as a tit-for-tat move, US President Donald Trump has postponed an upcoming overseas trip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, citing concerns over the government shutdown that has entered its 27th day.

The shutdown started after on December 22, after Democrats refused to include $5.7 billion Trump had demanded to build a controversial security wall along the US-Mexico border.

“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been postponed,” Trump wrote in a letter to the top Democrat on Thursday.

“We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over,” he said.

The US House Speaker normally uses a military plane for her overseas travels and it was on this basis that Trump, in his capacity as the commander in chief, appeared to be pulling the military plane.

“He postponed her ability to use military air,” which must be approved by the Department…

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