The move came as the biting government shutdown plunged Washington deeper into deadlock. The mess in the US capital already verged on the surreal as Congress feuds with the White House over how to end an impasse now in its fourth week, with thousands of federal workers left unpaid. But now it’s also getting increasingly personal between the two main antagonists. In a letter laced with sarcasm, Trump told House Speaker Pelosi: “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.” “I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is appropriate,” he wrote. And in a move that appeared aimed at heading off Democratic criticism about non-essential administration travel during the shutdown, the White House announced the cancellation of a trip to the World Economic Forum by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and others “out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay.” Pelosi and her delegation had planned a non-publicized trip to Afghanistan — an active war zone — and were due to travel aboard a U.S. Air Force plane. Her office said Egypt… Read full this story
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