Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts in the Democrat Party have been doing all they can to place the blame for the government shutdown on President Donald Trump. Pelosi has been lamenting “the poor American families going without paychecks,” claiming there’s nothing she can do. Well, First Lady Melania Trump just stepped in. With one bold move, she exposed the House Speaker’s “real motive” for keeping the government shut down. You’ll love this.
President Donald Trump is always two steps ahead of the bumbling Democrats. He expertly plays chess using his assets to expose the dirty dealings of the Democratic Party. And, he has no better chess piece than his queen, Melania Trump.
By now, everyone knows how the president grounded Nancy Pelosi. “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” he wrote, informing the 78-year-old House Speaker that she could “reschedule” the weeklong trip abroad when the shutdown was over.
The president used a similar tone to that of Pelosi’s letter sent on Wednesday, urging him to cancel his State of the Union speech on January 29. “I also feel 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,” he wrote.
He offered Pelosi the chance, however, to make the trip by flying on commercial flights instead of a taxpayer-funded military jet. “Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” he said. The president added that he “looked forward” to meeting with Pelosi in the future to make a deal to end the shutdown.
The Democrats were livid, including that weasel Rep. Adam Schiff. They had already boarded the bus and were en route to the military aircraft when Trump pulled the plug on their trip. It was truly glorious watching them all have meltdowns.
Then, yesterday afternoon, the president was warned about the first lady’s trip. You see, Melania Trump was scheduled to fly via military aircraft to Mar-a-Lago for the upcoming three day weekend. At first, his advisers were most probably cautioning the trip might be “bad optics.”
But, would it be bad optics? What would be the problem with the first lady flying when he grounded Pelosi? In fact, if the Speaker of the House and the Democrats acted badly accusing Melania of leaving when Pelosi could not, that is exactly what the president was hoping for. It would expose Pelosi’s true motive for refusing to end the shutdown.
So, being the team player that she is, the first lady boldly got on that military plane last night. And all hell broke loose. Immediately, the leftist media went nuts questioning why Melania could leave and Nancy could not. Never fear, this was part of Trump’s plan.
CNN’s so-called reporter Keith Boykin tweeted, “So Trump would not allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to use a military jet for a bipartisan congressional delegation to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan but just allowed his wife Melania Trump to use a military jet to fly to Palm Beach for a weekend in Mar-a-Lago.”
So Trump would not allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to use a military jet for a bipartisan congressional delegation to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan but just allowed his wife Melania Trump to use a military jet to fly to Palm Beach for a weekend in Mar-a-Lago. pic.twitter.com/505IliJAfC
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 18, 2019
Trump-hater NBC reporter Andrea Mitchell tweeted, “@SpeakerPelosi cannot use military plane to war zone and NATO that speakers are entitled to (for security since 9/11 because she is in line of succession) but Melania Trump flew tonight to Maralago on same type of military 757 from JBA. Alone.”
.@SpeakerPelosi cannot use military plane to war zone and NATO that speakers are entitled to (for security since 9/11 because she is in line of succession) but Melania Trump flew tonight to Maralago on same type of military 757 from JBA.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) January 18, 2019
And the answer is simple: Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House and it’s her job number one job to come to the bargaining table to end the shutdown, that’s why Trump canceled her flight. Melania Trump is the first lady and she has nothing to do with the shutdown. President Trump isn’t leaving Washington, DC, but Nancy was hellbent on ditching her duty to the American people.
Trump’s plan had worked. Thanks to Melania, he put the spotlight back on Pelosi and why she needs to be in Washington. The fact that the Speaker was ready to leave for an entire week means she had no intention of even trying to stop the shutdown, and the American people clearly see that now. President Trump and Melania won this game of chess, exposing Nancy Pelosi has the sole person to blame for the continued government shutdown.