After President Donald Trump forced Nancy Pelosi to make other arrangements for her “PR trip” to the Middle East, the House Speaker and some of her fellow members of Congress apparently booked flights on commercial airlines. But Pelosi soon claimed the trip had to be canceled because the White House put their lives at risk by leaking their plans — an allegation that Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed outright.
“That’s outrageous! Nobody in this building is going to do anything to put the safety and security of any American, particularly those in service like Pelosi in any type of danger,” the White House press secretary said on Fox News over the weekend.
Sanders added: “The idea that we leaker her commercial travel is absolutely absurd and frankly, it’s just dishonest.”
The Alleged Leak
It’s easy to see why Pelosi pulled the leak card.
The president announced the cancelation of the Dems’ flight to Afghanistan and other countries via letter — one that the press got their hands on.
Pelosi decided to take that run with it, blaming the White House for the leak.
“You never give advance notice of going into a battle area — you just never do it,” Pelosi said. “Perhaps the president’s inexperience didn’t have him understand that protocol. The people around him, though, should have known that, because that’s very dangerous.”
But Sanders wasn’t standing for it. She told Fox’s Jesse Watters that Pelosi was being outrageous — and we can’t help but agree.
The New Narrative
More and more Americans seem to be getting on board with the building of the wall, which means Pelosi had to do something to right her ship. And the best way for her to do that is by once again attacking the president on something.
In this case, she is trying to make him look like some type of ogre who is willing to endanger others simply to make a point.
But the same can be said for Pelosi trying to cancel Trump’s State of the Union, which was slated for Jan. 29.
Pelosi said that because of the government shutdown, security wouldn’t be tight enough for the event, which most of the country’s leaders traditionally attend. She went on to put plans in place to postpone or even cancel the speech.
Much of the mainstream media has given her a big pat on the back for this, calling it a power move unlike anything that Trump has ever seen. But that “power move” came back to bite her when both the Department of Homeland Security secretary and the Secret Service came out to say that her claim about security concerns was completely fabricated.
And Sarah Sanders didn’t let Pelosi off easy, either.
“There is nothing powerful about the Speaker of the House questioning the ability of the United Secret Service,” the press secretary told Watters. “Frankly, it is shameful.”
And Sanders is 100 percent right.