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Lindsey Graham wants Trump to ease up on Pelosi

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Lindsey Graham wants Trump to ease up on Pelosi

Sen. Lindsey Graham is usually one of the strongest supporters of President Trump. But on Thursday, the South Carolina senator criticized Trump for canceling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) overseas trip to visit our troops in Afghanistan. He called the president’s decision “inappropriate.”

“President Trump denying Speaker Pelosi military travel to visit our troops in Afghanistan, our allies in Egypt and NATO is also inappropriate,” Graham tweeted.

Graham had criticism for Pelosi as well saying that she was “playing politics with the State of the Union.” Pelosi on Wednesday sent a letter to Trump requesting that he agree to postpone the Jan. 29 address or deliver it in writing if the partial government shutdown has not ended.

Graham tweeted this message: “I am glad the Speaker wants to meet our troops and hear from our commanders and allies. I am very disappointed she’s playing politics with the State of the Union.

Senator Graham called on both Trump and Pelosi to “find the same desire to work for common goals as those who serve our nation in uniform and other capacities.”

“I wish our political leadership could find the same desire to work for common goals as those who serve our nation in uniform and other capacities,” Graham tweeted.

President Trump, responding to a letter that Pelosi wrote to him, said in his own letter that he was canceling a trip she and other lawmakers were set to take to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan. Trump wrote that Pelosi should remain in Washington to negotiate with him on the shutdown, which is now in its 27th day.

The letter was Trump’s first response to Pelosi’s proposal to postpone the State of the Union address.

Trump is basically refusing to provide military transportation for the congressional trip, which would have included a stop in a war zone.

“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” Trump wrote to Pelosi.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry slammed Trump on Twitter for describing the trip in the letter as “a public relations event.”

“The President of the United States just compared visiting our troops in a war zone to a ‘public relations event,’ ” Kerry tweeted. “Another sad day for our nation when that’s how the Commander in Chief sees such a visit.”

Credit: The Hill

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