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Trump cancels Pelosi's plane to Afghanistan

Trump Cancels Pelosi’s Aircraft to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Citing the US government’s partial shutdown, President Donald Trump has forced the cancellation of a trip by the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to Afghanistan just as her delegation was preparing to travel.
Trump said in a letter to Pelosi late on January 17 that the congressional delegation, which was scheduled to visit American troops in Afghanistan as well as make a stop in Brussels, that he was denying use of a military plane for what he called a “public relations event”.
“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 said in the letter.
Trump said that the trip could be rescheduled for another time; meanwhile, Pelosi and other lawmakers could make their own travel arrangements.
Pelosi did not immediately comment on Trump’s move, which he has the power to make as the commander-in-chief of the military.
(Sahar News)

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