President Donald Trump on Thursday responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) request to delay his State of the Union speech so long as the government remains shut down.
In a letter to Pelosi, Trump said he “postponed” an upcoming Congressional delegation to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Belgium, though he said Pelosi, a multi-millionaire, could still make the trip if she chooses to fly commercial. Pelosi was supposed to leave Thursday afternoon.
“We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the shutdown is over,” Trump wrote. “I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the shutdown.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders posted the letter to Twitter, in which “Madam Speaker” was misspelled.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 17, 2019
The typo did not go unnoticed, and people doubt if Trump wrote the letter himself.
He didn't write that, "prerogative" is spelled correctly.
— Lionel Frankenstein (@QuabbityAshwitz) January 17, 2019
This was ghostwritten, notwithstanding the Widespread Superfluous Capitalization.
The tell? "Sincerely" 🤥
— HarrietTSpy (@eobaltimore) January 17, 2019
┻┳| •.•) It's spelled
┳┻|⊂ﾉ "Madam" Speaker
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) January 17, 2019
Amateur tip: There's a difference between Madame and Madam.
They fail at the simplest of things.
— Straight Talker (@SomeRandomGuy5) January 17, 2019
So…. A playground tantrum style letter. Fun times.
— James Kosur (@JamesKosur) January 17, 2019
It took you 24 hours to come up with that?
— Ollie (@tlbrown21) January 17, 2019
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a key Trump ally, wrote on Twitter that Pelosi and Trump are acting “sophomoric,” adding that Trump’s decision to table Pelosi’s trip is “inappropriate.”
President Trump denying Speaker Pelosi military travel to visit our troops in Afghanistan, our allies in Egypt and NATO is also inappropriate.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 17, 2019
Some think Trump’s response shows that Pelosi is getting under his skin.