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US president grounds speaker Nancy Pelosi's Afghan trip in shutdown tit-for-tat

WorldNews Friday, 18 January 2019
US president grounds speaker Nancy Pelosi's Afghan trip in shutdown tit-for-tatAs commander in chief Trump has the authority to cancel the trip, some people have argued. world Updated: Jan 18, 2019 08:19 IST Yashwant Raj US president Donald Trump on Thursday pulled the plug on Democratic speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Afghanistan in apparent retaliation after she asked him earlier to postpone his upcoming state of the union address because of the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government. Trump conveyed his decision to the speaker, who is second in line to the presidency and one of the most powerful people in US politics, in a letter just minutes before she and other Democratic leaders on...
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News video: Trump sends letter canceling Pelosi trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan

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President Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's letter suggesting they reschedule his State of the Union address by informing Pelosi that an apparent trip she had planned to "Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed" while the government shutdown continues.

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