Trump fires back after Pelosi plays chess with SOTU

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President Donald Trump threw the latest punch Thursday in his ongoing battle with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, canceling her military plane for an overseas trip just one day after she suggested postponing his State of the Union address.

“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 California Democrat. “We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over.”

Trump didn’t address Pelosi’s request that he delay the State of the Union but focused instead on her overseas trip, which he called “a public relations event.” Trump said it would be better if Pelosi were in Washington “negotiating with me” to end a partial government shutdown that is nearing its fifth week.

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