The cancer in the White House decided to torpedo the congressional delegation to US troops in Afghanistan, since he hadn't been invited to the state of the union party. So very middle school of him!
As always, your post fails the truth test.
Pelosi actually invited the president on January 3rd. She uninvited him in a letter she sent Wednesday asking him to postpone the annual State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress scheduled for January 29. She cited security concerns over the partial government shutdown, posting on twitter that "Today, I wrote to @realDonaldTrump recommending that we delay the State of the Union until after government re-opens, as the @SecretService, the lead federal agency for #SOTU security, faces its 26th day without funding."
letter from pelosi
The reason speaker pelosi cited was of course bogus, and homeland secretary nielsen confirmed that DHS and the Secret Service are fully prepared to support the State of the Union,
Then we have a tweet from Chad Pergram who covers Congress for FoxNews, saying that no one from Pelosi's office even talked to the secret service and they are in fact ready for SOTU which they describe as a "no fail" mission
Pelosi of course doesn't care what DHS said
Several repubican senators have suggested that the president give the SOTU address from the Senate chamber instead
Yesterday, the president sent speaker pelosi a letter telling her that her week-long public relations trip had been postponed, although he did add that she could still make the trip if she flew commercial,
“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 postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate,”
adding that “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.”
That is of course a valid point.
I might add that last week the president cancelled his own Jan.22-25 trip to Davos (World Economic Forum, where he had been due to discuss trade with the chi-comms) so he could stay home and negotiate with chuck and nancy
Incidentally, on Thursday FOX News reported that Speaker Pelosi was using “all kinds of government security” manpower for her pricey trip with Democrats to Belgium and Afghanistan. So much for the shutdown
Incidentally, this from Judicial Watch in 2009 about Pelosi's use of government aircraft
On a lighter note, speaker pelosi's pubic relations trip was cancelled while the lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport, so the bus was driving round in circles
The president returned Pelosi's luggage to her office
CODEL stands for something like "Congressional Delegation"