Melania Trump was on his way to Mar-a-Lago on a Jet of the Air Force Thursday – the same day when President Donald Trump founded the government plane of Mr. Nancy Pelosi on Afghanistan.
An air force plane with the call sign EXEC1F was seen by the CilMilAir Twitter account, the same account that followed the journey from the first couple to Iraq to visit the troops after Christmas, and which approached Florida on Thursday evening.
That call sign is associated with an airplane with the first lady.
Melania Trump was on his way to Mar-a-Lago on Thursday with a jet fighter Air Force – the same day that President Donald Trump had directed the government aircraft of Mr. Nancy Pelosi to Afghanistan
Speaker Nancy Pelosi was scheduled to visit US troops in Afghanistan until Trump interrupted her flight
The mission of the executive branch comes after Trump has founded the speaker in retaliation for her letter in which he suggests that he does not give his State of the Union address on January 29 if the government is still closed.
A White House official argued that it was not a vengeance, but it came about as a retribution.
However, the president canceled the trip from his government to Davos Thursday.
& # 39; Out of consideration of the 800,000 US workers who received no salary and to ensure that his team can help if needed, President Trump canceled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland & # 39; said Secretary Sarah Sanders of the White House.
Minister of Finance Steven Mnuchin was preparing to lead a presidential delegation of cabinet members to Davos, to gather elite economic, business and government leaders at next week's World Economic Forum.
The cancellation came after the Democratic representative Adam Schiff, who was scheduled to travel with Pelosi to Afghanistan, flushed the president when he went to Iraq with the first lady to visit American troops at Christmas, and the Cabinet journey to Davos went the schedule.
& # 39; The president's concerns about a war zone apparently do not apply to a delegation from the board that goes to Davos the following week. We have received a confirmation that is still planned. So this is clearly an action directed against the speaker, "he accused.
He also accused the president of endangering the safety of the speaker by publicly announcing the trip. Trips to war zones are usually only announced when the legislator has left the area for security reasons.
I think that the President's decision to announce a voyage made by the speaker in a war zone is in no way wholly and irresponsibly ", said Schiff to reporters outside the Capitol Hill office in Pelosi.
Trump canceled his trip to Davos because of the shutdown, just as he canceled his Christmas plans for Mar-a-Lago.
The first lady spent most of the holidays on the couple's estate in Florida, though she returned to the White House at Christmas to even spend the day with the president and then join him in Iraq – a journey that was not announced by the White House until the first couple prepared to leave the war zone.
The Air Force Jet Melania flew to Florida during the Christmas holidays
An air force plane with the call sign EXEC1F was seen by the CilMilAir Twitter account approaching Florida
The call sign EXEC1F is used by aircraft that transport the first lady
The first lady spent most of the holiday season in Mar-a-Lago, except when she returned to Washington on Christmas Eve to become the president and join him in Iraq.
The speaker would leave Thursday afternoon.
A blue air force bus was full of legislators outside the Longworth House office – Pelosi was not on board – willing to go to Joint Base Andrews when the presidential verdict came down.
The bus led reporters on a cheerful pursuit around Capitol Hill.
It came out of the office building of the house, which is across the street from the Capitol building, runs around the block, enters the US Capitol driveway, a number of lawmakers drop off, left again, returned to the office building of Longworth House, but then left security personnel. watched the media wait and finally returned to the Capitol.
The Pelosi office said the trip was to thank the troops and pointed out that the president made a similar expedition to Iraq in December.
& # 39; The delegation from Congress in Afghanistan included a mandatory stop in Brussels for pilot rest. In Brussels, the delegation would meet with the highest NATO commanders, US military leaders and allies – to confirm the United States' iron commitment to the NATO alliance, & # 39; said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill in a statement . & # 39; This weekend there was no stop in Egypt in Afghanistan. & # 39;
& # 39; The purpose of the trip was to show appreciation and gratitude to our men and women in uniform for their service and dedication, and to get critical national security and intelligence briefings from those on the front line & # 39 ;, Hammill continued . The president traveled to Iraq during the Trump Shutdown, just like a Republican CODEL led by Rep. Rarely. & # 39;
Trump announced that his cabinet officials would not travel to Davos after the Democratic representative Adam Schiff criticized the president for canceling Pelosi's journey but leaving Switzerland on the calendar
President Trump sent Pelosi a letter to say that her trip had been postponed due to the closure
Lawmakers were in a bus prepared to go to their plane when the trip was canceled
Trump announced his decision to cancel the code, as official conference trips are known, in a letter to Pelosi released by the White House. The speaker's office, however, was told about his decision before the public announcement.
& # 39; Because of the Shutdown, I regret 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, "wrote the letter. The Pelosi office says it is never planned to go to Egypt.
& # 39; In the light of the 800,000 large American employees who do not receive a salary, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is entirely appropriate. I also feel that in this period it would be better if you would negotiate with me in Washington and you would join the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown, "the president wrote.
& # 39; It is clear that if you want to make your trip by flying commercially, that would certainly be your privilege, & # 39; he added.
Sanders said that the speaker in the capital was needed for negotiations.
We want to keep her in Washington, & # 39; she said. & # 39; When she leaves, she guarantees that the second salary rounds for 800,000 federal workers will not go out. The deadline for making that deal is midnight on Tuesday evening. She was not scheduled to be back until Wednesday. The president wants her to negotiate here. & # 39;
There are currently no meetings planned between the White House and House Democrats. Negotiations to reopen the government remain stalled.
The 48 hours of back and forth began Wednesday.
Pelosi had earlier this month invited Trump to address the House and the Senate for the State of the Union, by tradition, on 29 January – a date that the White House accepted.
But on Wednesday she wrote to him a letter stating that no president had ever given a speech from the State of the Union in the middle of a shutdown and suggested that he follow that lead.
The American secret service was designated as the leading federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising and implementing security for National Special Security Events by Public Law 106-544, December 19, 2000. However, both the American secret if the Homeland Security department has not been funded for 26 days – paralyzed with critical departments by leave, "wrote Pelosi.
Sorry, given the security issues and unless the government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another appropriate date after the government is re-opened for this address or to consider your address for the to provide the Union's regional institution in writing at the congress on 29 January & # 39 ;, she added.
The White House has not formally responded to Pelosi's request.
& # 39; We will keep you informed. Nothing has changed on that front, "Sanders said on Thursday.