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Trump Gets Torched For Cancelling Pelosi’s Visit To U.S. Troops While Melania Spends Millions In Mar-a-Lago Party

President Donald Trump on Friday made a blatant attempt to dodge a bombshell story published Thursday on BuzzFeed revealing that he instructed his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Trump hotel in Moscow. Instead of addressing the allegations, Trump decided that it was better to issue an angry tweet blasting the House Speaker. It didn’t go well.

“Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country with other Democrats on a seven day excursion when 800,000 great people are not getting paid,” he wrote. “Also, could somebody please explain to Nancy & her “big donors” in wine country that people working on farms (grapes) will have easy access in!”

Trump and Nancy Pelosi are engaged in the bitter opposite of negotiations over the partial government shutdown, now in its 28th day, over Trump’s proposed border wall.

After Pelosi suggested that Trump should reschedule his State of the Union address amid the government shutdown, Trump on Thursday denied her a military plane for a congressional trip to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Of course, his move has nothing to do with the shutdown as trump himself visited troops in Iraq since the shutdown began, as did a congressional delegation led by Republican Representative Lee Zeldin of New York.

Democrats questioned whether Trump had the authority to control congressional travel.

“We believe this is completely inappropriate by the president,” said House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of California, who had intended to accompany Pelosi. “As far as we can tell this hasn’t happened in the annals of congressional history.”

Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement that the purpose of the trip was to “express appreciation and thanks to our men and women in uniform for their service and dedication, and to obtain critical national security and intelligence briefings from those on the front lines.”

In Congress, the House has passed a number of bills that would reopen the government, but Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-Kentucky) has refused to hold Senate votes on any of them because of Trump’s opposition.

You can read Trump’s tweet and some of the responses below:

As expected, Twitter responded, and it wasn’t pretty.

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