United States President Donald Trump recently postponed Nancy Pelosi's trip overseas to visit troops because of the shutdown, but First Lady Melania Trump flew to Florida yesterday on a government jet for a weekend vacation just hours after the announcement, and people are not happy. Trump has been receiving tons of backlash on Twitter because of it.
The outspoken businessman-turned-politician is perhaps one of the most controversial politicians in American history - often posting things on social media that shock the public, and today he did it again.
His Tweet, posted only hours ago, reads:
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2019
And since posting only a short while ago, he has received thousands of comments from the public asking why and how Melania was able to take a vacation to Florida using a government jet but Pelosi's trip to Afganistan to see US troops was postponed until further notice unless she chose to fly commercially.
"We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over," Trump wrote in his letter to Pelosi. "Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative."
Why did you use a military plane to fly Melania to Florida? She should fly commercially!— Debra Greene-Jackson (@scarolinatweet) January 18, 2019
Why would Melania leave on VACATION to Florida?— Linda (@lovinmontreal) January 18, 2019
It wasn’t an excursion. It was Pelosi going to Afghanistan to visit the troops in a war zone. Something you’ve never done! Your golf trips and Melania on A military helicopter to Florida are excursions !— Ellen (@Ellen03953062) January 18, 2019
While President Trump is set to spend the weekend in Washington, Melania is expected to be staying at her family's private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Melania has not updated any of her social media pages with any further information or photos from her tropical destination vacation.