Wed, 21 Aug 2019

Washington [USA], Jan 18(ANI): President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for planning an official trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan amid the ongoing historic partial government shutdown in the country.

Taking a jibe at the Congresswoman, who has vehemently opposed to the border wall funding issue, the President added to his statement that even if a wall is successfully built on the southern US-Mexico border, the workers would still have easy access to come and work in the US soil.

The US President took to Twitter, as saying: "Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country with other Democrats on a seven-day excursion when 800,000 great people are not getting paid. Also, could somebody please explain to Nancy

her "big donors" in wine country that people working on farms (grapes) will have easy access in!"

On January 10, Trump announced that he would be not participating in the World Economic Forum meeting, scheduled to take place in Davos, Switzerland, from January 22 to 25, amid the feud with the Democrats over the funding of his proposed border wall.

The cancellation of the US' delegation trip came a few hours after Trump scrapped Pelosi's trip in a letter, stating that the House Speaker's seven-day visit to Brussels, Afghanistan and Egypt, which he dismissed it as a "public relations event", will be rescheduled after the shutdown is "over."

The shutdown, that has now entered its 28th day, was triggered on December 22 last year by a lack of consensus between Democratic lawmakers and the US President on the USD 5.7 billion funding for the wall on the border with Mexico, which was one of Trump's electoral promises.

The ongoing partial government shutdown is the longest in the history of the US. (ANI)

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