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Trump Postpones Pelosi’s Upcoming Trip Abroad Citing Urgency of Shutdown Negotiations

Trump Postpones Pelosi’s Upcoming Trip Abroad Citing Urgency of Shutdown Negotiations

She found out on the way to the airport

This is amazing.

Thursday, Trump wrote a letter to Speaker Pelosi informing her that her upcoming trip abroad was postponed.

The letter reads:

“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.”

And here’s the letter:

But it gets better. Pelosi was en route to the airport when she learned her trip abroad had been canceled.

Wednesday, Pelosi wrote Trump recommending he delay the State of the Union address until the government re-opens. And now we know that was on the eve of a week-long trip abroad… in case there was any question about the gamesmanship here.

Cue political posturing from all sides and hyperbolic claims of a pending Armageddon due to Pelosi’s trip being canceled.

Live footage from the LI HQ:


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Seriously, I read the headline and literally laughed out loud. And I am still grinning.

When will they learn not to troll a troll?

smalltownoklahoman | January 17, 2019 at 3:24 pm

I think that animated gif of the minions speaks for us commenters too! Wow, way to troll her right back President Trump!

Antifundamentalist | January 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm

Seems fair to me: No one elected to Capital Hill should be traveling anywhere while the government is shut down.

    I have never understood their need to travel to other countries to begin with. I sure don’t want them getting ideas for new laws from Europe or the Middle East.

To make this even more satisfying, after complaining every dat about Trump failing to respond to her request to postpone his SOTU address, a courier delivers that letter from the president while she is waiting to take off. Surprise!!!!


Humphrey's Executor | January 17, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Aw come on Mr. President. Surely you can order the Air Force to supply her with a C-130, with jump seats, all fueled up and ready to go. Bring hearing protection.

    Peelousy jumping into Brussels in a parachute perhaps?

    inspectorudy in reply to Humphrey's Executor. | January 17, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    As a Marine, I spent many an hour on the old C 130 in the webbing “Seats” and I would love to see the girls use the stand-up pisser on the forward bulkhead! The only crapper was a large one toilet box mounted in the rear for anyone who was desperate enough to use it. OMG! What a wonderful sight just to imagine Pelosi mounting the platform to use the head! There was no partition, the user got to look at all the other Marines!

Nancy is a thin-skinned, self-important narcissistic. This hits her right where she lives.


I laughed. Yes, it’s petty but perfectly so. But it reveals Nancy as even more so. Alinsky – “a good tactic is one your people enjoy”. Even the media that hates Trump loves a good show, and this is good. We haven’t had someone this much fun in the Whitehouse since Reagan. First Big Macs and now this.

Also, he cancelled all Congressional Delegations overseas on military flights. And why not? There is a shutdown to resolve, and budgets to tighten. LOL.

If it is not safe for Trump to address the Congress, than it is obviously not safe for Nancy to leave the country.

Eastwood Ravine | January 17, 2019 at 3:50 pm

If Trump drank, this would be his “Hold my beer” moment.

I salute you sit!

The joint statement issued by CODEL as they got off the Pentagon bus after Trump canceled their trip… “BORK DE MERDER FERKER”…

In oh so many ways nanny learned :
She IS NOT the equal of this PRESIDENT !

Awww, Nancy, Nancy, Nancy…..Who’s your Daddy?

Wish I had been on the bus to hear all the cursing when that letter was read out loud. Queen Nancy must have been furious. She earned the honor honestly with her own arrogance and stubbornness. Enough exotic vacations and junkets while the government worker and contractors are suffering. Get to work, learn to compromise.

What the hell were these representatives doing going to Brussels anyway? What congressional district is Brussels in and what is the name of the representative from that district.

You want to fly on an Air Force plane, join the Air Force.

    Ghost Rider in reply to Anchovy. | January 17, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    No way could they be working on Brexit…… But maybe they were pitching for the US to be admitted into the EU to get the ball rolling on one world government. /s

    HamiltonNJ in reply to Anchovy. | January 17, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Pelosi and her “delegation” was going there to bash Trump to every reporter who held out a microphone.

    Wrathchilde in reply to Anchovy. | January 17, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    According to the democrat spokeshole, they were going to reassure our NATO allies that the US was still solidly behind them.

    Isn’t that a diplomatic function? Didn’t the dems recently float the idea of charging a member of the incoming Presidential team with Logan act violations for just speaking to a foreign leader?

    President Trump just slammed the door in Pelosi’s face in a way that the media can’t ignore or bury. I thought it odd that President Trump was so quiet yesterday after Pelosi’s no SOTU letter, but now I know why.

    This is priceless!

    She got her free trips on military jets card yanked years ago after abusing the privilege during a previous shutdown too. Some people just cant learn.

      PersonofInterests in reply to Wrathchilde. | January 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      Well they can still assure them by telephone to save Taxpayer’s money. They don’t need to have an entourage of staffers, Media, and personal attendees like Barack Obola and Moochelle when they went on vacation and had to make two trips because somebody forgot their vibrator.

DieJustAsHappy | January 17, 2019 at 4:18 pm

I would suspect a whole LOT of bobbleheads ’round D.C. Well, ’round the nation for that matter!


Here’s an idea: Maybe now they’ll have time to sit down in their quiet offices and read the letters we’ve been writing them asking for a wall.

Got to give the President kudos for the style points of changing Pelosi’s itinerary for her.

Get back to work, wench!

And to think that I voted for President Trump RELUCTANTLY. Holy cow, how I have come to love him!

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Anonamom. | January 17, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Same for me, I saw him as the lesser evil, he was saying many of the right things, yet a lifetime of experience had taught me that politicians are innately untrustworthy.

    I gambled that he was different, and he has been.

    Pelosi must be blowing steam and smoke out of her nose right now.

    rinardman in reply to Anonamom. | January 17, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Sometimes, you have to elect a President to see what’s in him.

Nancy just got teabagged.

I recall Nancy Pelosi parading with a huge gavel, trailed by her congressional minions, through the crowd of Tea Party protesters in 2009 like an Empress…showing the little people who was boss. President Trump gave her the comeuppance I have been dreaming of since that day. God bless you, Mr. President.

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to Leslie Eastman. | January 17, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    President Trump can give as well as take. Yet, he’s put up with so much guff for, what, three years now. To my way of thinking he was due a zinger.

    So, in the words of the late, great Jackie Gleason, “How SWEET it is!”

You lose, Skeletor.

President Trump should frame this letter and hang it prominently in his Presidential Library.

No serviceman (or woman) in their right mind wants to see Peelousy while serving overseas.

WTF was this “contingent” going to these place… hmmmmm?

I smell a rat…. lots of rats…….

cut off her flights to and from California

make her fly commercial

    Milhouse in reply to Dr P. | January 17, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    It was George W Bush’s decision in 2001, after the terrorist attacks, that the speaker should have military transport, for security. Before that speakers flew like everyone else.

I said the hell with it and voted for Trump just for the expected entertainment value. I Have Not Been Disappointed.

Best comment I’ve seen today, but not mine: Compare and contrast: Obama kept veterans from visiting the WW II memorial. Trump keeps Nancy Pelosi from going on vacation at the taxpayers expense.

It’s nice to have a President in the Oval Office.

You know, just for a change.

Pelosi says she wants to cancel the American tradition of a State of the Union speech to Congress because they can’t provide security at the Capitol building. If they can’t provide security at the Capitol, how are they supposed to provide security for her junket to Egypt and Afghanistan? And which one will cost more money?

Next step is to cancel the congressional adjournment, convene an emergency session of congress until they pass a budget.

    Milhouse in reply to Petrushka. | January 17, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    The president can’t do that. Even the senate, whose permission the house needed to adjourn in the first place, can’t cancel it.

      And Milhouse proves conclusively he’s never read the Constitution:

      Article 2, Section 3, clause II: “he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them,”

      The president also has the power, in extreme cases, to call both the House of Representatives and the Senate together for a special session.

      Nonetheless, the Framers also understood that the government must be able to meet exigent circumstances and therefore gave the President the very limited power to convene Congress “on extraordinary occasions.” Justice Joseph Story indicated in his Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States that the President’s need to conduct foreign relations effectively would be the primary motive for convening Congress. He gave as examples the need “to repel foreign aggressions, depredations, and direct hostilities; to provide adequate means to mitigate, or overcome unexpected calamities; to suppress insurrections; and to provide for innumerable other important exigencies, arising out of the intercourse and revolutions among nations.”!/articles/2/essays/96/convening-of-congress

      In short, President Trump can order them to show up on such and such a date, and send out the US Marshals to perp-walk them in.

        Milhouse in reply to SDN. | January 17, 2019 at 8:16 pm

        Fair enough, but he can’t force them to show up. That would be up to Pelosi, who would of course not show up herself. Each house of congress governs itself.

        She’d also cite the same piece you just did, to claim that since there’s no foreign policy crisis he’d exceeded his power. Which would be a bogus claim but she’d make it anyway and a house majority would back her up.

          Wrathchilde in reply to Milhouse. | January 17, 2019 at 9:01 pm

          All of the democrats could refuse to show up, but if President Trump called an executive session and he got to televise their empty seats….

          That would be an *amazingly* stupid decision. Not to say she wouldn’t do it, but quorum in the House is 218. If a dozen or so Dems show up and all the Republicans do, that budget problem could get fixed in jiffy-quick time, even if zero of the attending Dems vote for it.

          CaptTee in reply to Milhouse. | January 18, 2019 at 10:08 am

          If no Democrats showed up, the Republican who did could elect a new Speaker, change the definition of a quorum and do all sorts of things that would have the Democrats returning immediately.

          Securing the border doesn’t involve foreigners? Put the crack pipe down…

Isn’t it refreshing to finally have a POTUS who thinks and acts like every man/woman? Any other would have “Shown” diplomacy but Trump cut her off at the knees! Hallelujah!

    The Donald makes that ghoulish, eabler of Jew-haters (Nancy Pelosi) look like a ghoulish enabler of Jew-haters, only worse.

    The upside of pelosi’s becoming speaker is (1) her reminding voters why they ‘despised’ her out of office in 2010; (2) making Donald Trump look even more clever; (3) we may just have the opportunty to watch her expire on stage.

Best. President. Since. Lincoln!

This is pure spiteful politics. If Trump really had the country’s best interests in mind he would have cancelled only her return flight.

    starride in reply to Milhouse. | January 17, 2019 at 7:45 pm


    CaptTee in reply to Milhouse. | January 18, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Is it really spiteful politics (for Donald Trump) to insist that someone who is playing spiteful politics (Nancy Pelosi) play by their own rules?

    Postponing a State of the Union Address because of stalled negotiations and then intending to leave the country rather than continue (or rather starting) negotiating sounds like “I don’t need to negotiate with you because I know you are going to cave in and give me everything I want!”

Comanche Voter | January 17, 2019 at 7:48 pm

“Bu-bu-but my bags were packed!” said Nancy.

Spiteful politics on both sides, but I think The Trumpster sunk the harpoon deeper. Nancy has no business leading a congressional delegation (and you can bet that the delegation consisted of her favorite Democrats) out of town for 7 days during a government shutdown. They’ve already played for a weekend in the sun in Puerto Rico last weekend.

    Check out the picture of her bags outside her office. Trump had them taken there. Not sure all the bags are hers, but it’s a load and most will think those bags are hers.
    Best. President. Ever.

    Wrathchilde in reply to Comanche Voter. | January 17, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Don’t forget the Hawaiian vacation for Christmas/New Years. I don’t see why she’s so upset, she got 2 vacations during the shutdown already. He only cancelled the flight for the 3rd, so she could open up her checkbook, and charter a flight if it was that important.

If there was any doubt before, the troops in Afghanistan now know for certain that Trump has their back. Now they’re hoping that Trump will pull them out before Pelosi can reschedule her trip.

“Are they on the bus yet? Nonooo.. wait…”

Oh to be a fly one the wall, with a camera!

If I remember right, last time Nancy got booted from Speaker, didn’t we learn just how much she was spending, flying back and forth to SanFran with family, friends, and other dems with all the booz flowing on military jets? Really nice move Trump!!!

Next up, the Lefties are going to come unglued.

RBG has pneumonia.

    The story says she’s fighting for her life. Now THAT’S a fight that should be on pay per view: it’d break records.

      No. If you really think “The story says she’s fighting for her life. Now THAT’S a fight that should be on pay per view: it’d break records.”

      If you really think that watching somebody die of pneumonia is worth doing for fun and pleasure, then you have at least a serious knowledge deficit. Watching somebody die this way is horrible. Next, if you are gloating over the death of another, you have a serious personality deficit. That might be very difficult to fill.

      However, praying for somebody to have a peaceful death is entirely reasonable.

        mailman in reply to Milwaukee. | January 18, 2019 at 3:31 am

        One gives the enemy the same level of respect they would afford you. And for sure we know Democrats would be dancing on the graves of their political enemies with glee so don’t give me this “oh we are so much better than them” fucktard bullshit HAHHAHAHHAHHAA.

        As the Democrats say, the only thing that matters is winning.

          Milwaukee in reply to mailman. | January 19, 2019 at 1:20 pm

          Thank you for this clarification:

          “One gives the enemy the same level of respect they would afford you. And for sure we know Democrats would be dancing on the graves of their political enemies with glee so don’t give me this “oh we are so much better than them” fucktard bullshit HAHHAHAHHAHHAA.

          As the Democrats say, the only thing that matters is winning.”

          That those who battle evil might become the evil they battle is now explained. If I lose my liberties to a bunch of leftist, or to authoritarian crazies, either way, “What difference does it make?”, I have lost my liberties. There is something to be said for being moral and upright, which doesn’t require cowardice, and fighting the evil found on the left.*

          Have you ever read “The Lord of the Ring” trilogy by Tolkien? Bilbo Baggins has found the lost ring of power, which controls all rings of power, and the leaders of the free world all agree, it must be destroyed. All of them see that trying to use it would merely substitute one dark lord for another. Except of course, Denethor and Boromir. They wanted to use the ring, but went mad before they could.

        Valerie in reply to Milwaukee. | January 18, 2019 at 3:45 am

        I’ve no desire for harm to RBG. This is real, and serious, news.

        And if she dies anytime soon, we will see serious misconduct by useful idiots. It’s not the kind of thing she would approve. I do not appreciate Nancy Pelosi’s role in setting them up for violence.

In the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Thursday, President Donald Trump may have suffered some among Republicans overall, but he saw a huge point gain in a different demographic breakdown, and an unexpected one by conventional wisdom.

In early December, the poll had Trump’s approval rating among Latino adults at 31%.

The results from the poll released Thursday show the president’s job approval among Latino adults at 50%.

Orgasm denial.

One can hope that he also stiffened a few republican spines with this.

    I’m constantly baffled and pleasantly surprised that the most Republican president we’ve had in recent memory is this one, the *last* human being in the world I thought was able to do it.

The best part:

She found out on the way to the airport.

Great counter-punch!

Too damn funny!

President Donald J. Trump as Joe Don Baker, Playing Sheriff Buford Pusser:

Eddie Murphy telling the “citizens” how the law and the Reggie Hammond, new Sheriff in town works: