Melania Trump Took Government Plane To Florida For Weekend During Shutdown

First Lady Melania Trump attends the conference on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia, PA, on October 17, 2018. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto)
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First lady Melania Trump took a government plane to fly to Florida for the weekend, Politico Playbook reported, after it was flagged by a Twitter account that monitors civilian and military air travel.

The trip is notable given President Trump’s recent decision to bar Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from using military aircraft to fly to Brussels and Afghanistan — effectively canceling the trip to visit troops — citing the government shutdown.

Most see the move as a petty retaliation against Pelosi for asking him to postpone the State of the Union until after the government is reopened.

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