Aww! What a shame!
Courtesy of CNN:
The White House has canceled the planned delegation’s trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Thursday, the 27th day of the government shutdown.
“Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,” Sanders said in a statement.
President Donald Trump previously canceled his own trip to Davos. The Trump-less trip would have been led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and deputy chief of staff for policy coordination Chris Liddell were also scheduled to travel to Switzerland for the annual economic confab.
The annual conference brings together powerful executives, finance ministers and other members of the global elite.
The announcement came hours after the President denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the use of a military aircraft for a trip to Afghanistan with a congressional delegation, raising criticism of the administration’s forthcoming overseas travel, which had been scheduled for January 22 to 25.
Sure it was all fun and games when Trump was refusing to allow the Speaker to visit a war zone to gather facts, but now that his pals cannot go to a cool party and mingle with billionaires it’s all tears and smeared mascara.
The other day I was talking to my daughter and compared Nancy Pelosi’s technique to that of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert Royce Gracie.
Gracie never went in for the big knockout punches or crowd-pleasing takedowns.
What he did was wait for his opponent to make a move and then slowly take advantage of openings to get a better purchase and eventually apply a submission hold that forced the other fighter to tap out frantically.
I think that describes what Pelosi is doing to Trump perfectly.
And it is certainly a better description than this one by the guy on the Christian Broadcasting Network.
.@realDonaldTrump cancels @SpeakerPelosi overseas trip today hours before she was to leave. It just CONFIRMS my analysis from yesterday: Pelosi is playing checkers. Trump is playing chess. Why? Trump is unpredictable, giving him a key advantage and he’ll always one-up her.
— David Brody (@DavidBrodyCBN) January 17, 2019
Yeah Spanky, keep telling yourself that.