Trump escalates shutdown row by cancelling Pelosi trip – live

Sarah Sanders posted letter from president saying he will refuse to provide House speaker military aircraft to travel abroad

As Beto O’Rourke’s road trip continues, the former Texas congressman chronicles that he stopped in Liberal, Kansas for pancakes this morning.

This was the most intense fog I’d seen. A thick all encompassing blanket. I figured that by the time I’d finished breakfast at the Pancake House in Liberal (top three pancakes I’ve ever had) the sun would burn through, but it didn’t.

I left Liberal with a full stomach, and with gratitude for my hosts at Southwind. But since I came in at night and left in a fog, I had no idea what the town really looked like.

Pelosi’s spokesman responds to the cancellation. He says the trip was not scheduled to visit Egypt and notes that Trump visited Iraq during the shutdown.

The CODEL to Afghanistan included a required stop in Brussels for pilot rest. In Brussels, the delegation was scheduled to meet with top NATO commanders, U.S. military leaders and key allies–to affirm the United States’ ironclad commitment to the NATO alliance. (1/4)

This weekend visit to Afghanistan did not include a stop in Egypt. (2/4)

The purpose of the trip was to express appreciation & thanks to our men & women in uniform for their service & dedication, & to obtain critical national security & intelligence briefings from those on the front lines. (3/4)

The President traveled to Iraq during the Trump Shutdown as did a Republican CODEL led by Rep. Zeldin. (4/4)

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