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BY: Mikhael Smits
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) will not be taking an international trip as planned, President Donald Trump informed her in a letter Thursday.
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In a letter between the two leaders, Trump explained that her "excursion" to Egypt, Belgium, and Afghanistan had "been postponed" due to the government shutdown.
The federal government has been in a partial shutdown since Republicans and Democrats could not agree on an appropriations bill that the president would sign by the December deadline. The shutdown is the longest in U.S. history.
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Trump told Pelosi that he thought she should remain in Washington to help resolve the shutdown. Should she want to proceed with the trip, she could do so by "flying commercial," he said.
White House Press Secretary shared a copy of the letter to Twitter Thursday afternoon.
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Trump insisted he would not sign a bill to fund the government without sufficient funding for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Pelosi has insisted she would not give the president more than a dollar...
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