Donald Trump continues to be just the pettiest little stub of a man you could possibly imagine because of course, he is. His new public letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in response to Pelosi suggesting that his State of the Union speech be delayed for security reasons until the government shutdown is over, is a work of tantrumming art. (Please note it took him a full day to come up with this.)
Dear Madam Speaker:
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 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.
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!
This is a Real Thing, signed by either Donald Trump or an extremely overcaffeinated small bird and sent out by Sarah No-Kidding Sanders, and is quite obviously meant as retaliation for Pelosi delaying what Donald Trump holds most precious and dear in life: appearing on television.
Aside from the glorious tantrum-having, there may be one wee problem, however! Pelosi’s trip had not been announced, for security concerns. Trump exposed it.
The details of Pelosi's planned travel to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan — particularly those destinations — had not been previously announced. Earlier today her aides asked news organizations not to report that the trip would take place, citing national security.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) January 17, 2019
The man can’t even burp without endangering national security. Wow.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 17, 2019