WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi spokesman says trip was to visit troops

17Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

WASHINGTON —Jan 17, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local):
3:45 p.m.

A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the trip that President Donald Trump is canceling was intended to express appreciation to U.S. troops and reaffirm the United States “ironclad commitment” to the NATO alliance.

Trump wrote Pelosi on Thursday and said he was denying military aircraft for a trip to Egypt, Brussels and Afghanistan amid the government shutdown.

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