Trump Cancels His Trip to Davos on the Same Day He Cancels Pelosi’s Trip

By Melanie Arter | January 18, 2019 | 10:38 AM EST

ARLINGTON, VA - JANUARY 17: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald J. Trump speaks during a Missile Defense Review announcement on January 17, 2019 at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia. Trump pushed for a more aggressive missle defense system to counter threats from North Korea, Russia and China. (Photo by Martin H. Simon - Pool/Getty Images)

( - On the same day that President Donald Trump cancelled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) seven-day trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan, he cancelled his upcoming trip to Davos, Switzerland to work on getting border security and ending the government shutdown.

“Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

As previously reported, Trump sent a letter to Pelosi on Thursday saying her trip was postponed due to the shutdown but that she could fly commercial if she preferred.


“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,” Trump wrote.

“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,” he wrote.

“I look forward to seeing you soon and even more forward to watching our open and dangerous Southern Border finally receive the attention, funding, and security it so desperately deserves!” Trump added.



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