Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for publicly canceling her trip to Afghanistan, saying the president’s announcement made visiting that war-torn country more dangerous.
Pelosi explained that the trip was meant to thank the troops and “to get a measure of the leadership of Afghanistan, a strength of their military, the morale of their people” but that the president’s letter had made it impossible to travel there.
“It was kind of a funny letter saying seven days — somebody didn’t tell him it was a quick weekend trip, but nonetheless, that served his purpose,” she said. “Not only that, but we had the prerogative to travel commercial and we made plans to do that until the administration leaked we were traveling commercially and that endangers us.”
“We weren’t going to go because we had a report from Afghanistan that the president outing our trip had made the scene on the ground much more dangerous, because it’s just a signal to the bad actors that we’re coming,” she continued. “You never give advance notice of going into a battle area. You just never do.”
Pelosi took a dig at Trump, saying that only an “inexperienced” president would make such a mistake, but that “the people around him should have known that.” She added that his comments put everyone at risk.
“The fact that they would leak that we were flying commercial is a danger not only to us but to other people flying commercially,” Pelosi said. “It’s very irresponsible on the part of the president.”
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Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."
‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist
Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.
Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.
"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"
As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.
"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.
CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism
CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.