Friday US briefing: Trump escalates feud with Pelosi amid shutdown
Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories.
Top story: President cancels House speaker’s visit to troops Donald Trump has stepped up his personal feud with the Democratic House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, by denying her the use of a military aircraft to visit US troops in Afghanistan. On Wednesday, Pelosi suggested that the president postpone his annual State of the Union address to Congress over concerns that the agencies responsible for security at the event were overstretched during the partial government shutdown. On Thursday, Trump responded by postponing Pelosi’s foreign... read more
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