The president of the United States postponed the scheduled missions for the next days of the president of the House of Representatives in Brussels and Afghanistan. Donald Trump used the closing, the paralysis of expenses in the US administration to stop the journey of the Democratic Nancy Pelosi with whom he maintains a tug of war due to the financing of the wall on the border with Mexico.
The trip of the US delegation to the Davos economic forum, which takes place next week in Switzerland, is also ineffective. The reason is the same.
In a letter quoted by the BBC, Donald Trump explained the rationale behind the trip of the House of Representatives leader: "You will certainly agree that postponing public relations events is quite appropriate." An official White House source quoted in the American press explains that Trump had the power to prevent Pelosi's travels and a congressional delegation because travelers had to use military aircraft. The party should have started on Thursday morning.
It is the president's response to Nancy Pelosi's proposal for Trump to postpone the nation's annual speech on the state of the nation given the political impasse in the United States. The closure of the administrative services and some federal agencies lasted from December 22nd and is already the closing political history of the United States.
The president asked that the congress, now dominated by the Democrats, approve $ 5.7 billion to build a wall on the Mexican border, a bill rejected by the party.