Trump wasn’t satisfied with canceling Pelosi’s flight to Afghanistan. He also endangered her life by leaking her commercial travel plans.
Earlier Friday, her spokesman released a statement saying that while Pelosi and the congressional delegation set to travel with her were prepared to use commercial travel for their trip, the risks associated with the trip only grew after details of those plans to a war zone leaked.
“In the middle of the night, the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service provided an updated threat assessment detailing that the President announcing this sensitive travel had significantly increased the danger to the delegation and to the troops, security, and other officials supporting the trip,” Drew Hammill, her spokesman, said. “This morning, we learned that the administration had leaked the commercial travel plans as well.”
Nancy Pelosi is the second in line for the presidency. Trump has gone beyond petty and into the reckless endangerment of human life. The president doesn’t care about the millions of people who are suffering during his government shutdown, so it isn’t surprising in the least that he would endanger the life of the Speaker Of The House, because he is mad that he won’t get to give his State Of The Union address.
If Trump wants to cancel Pelosi and the members of the delegation’s military transportation, he has the power to do it, but leaking commercial travel plans when an important government official is going to a war zone is borderline psychopathic. Trump isn’t going to get his wall. It doesn’t matter if he takes away all military provided congressional travel, there will be no wall.
Even when he tries to win, Trump makes himself look like a petty loser.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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