The New York Post reports:
Hours after President Trump grounded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan, first lady Melania Trump was winging her way to Mar-a-Lago — on a government jet.
Politico writer Jake Sherman made the discovery while listening to air traffic control and noted that EXEC1F was headed to Palm Beach airport.
“EXEC1F appears to be headed to Palm Beach. ATC just said they will have to do some serious vectoring to get the plane in line with the rest of the Palm Beach traffic,” he tweeted.
So official travel for official government representatives going to Afghanistan and Switzerland to do official business were canceled today, but @FLOTUS took a government plane down to Mar-a-Lago to relax? The @realDonaldTrump privileged entitlement class. https://t.co/rYtDf4SQQf
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) January 17, 2019
To be clear, on the *day* that Trump decided to get revenge on Pelosi by postponing her trip to visit service members abroad/reaffirm our commitment to NATO due to limited resources during the shutdown, Melania is flying to Mar-a-Lago on a government plane for a little vacay. https://t.co/hhEIBw71U8
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 17, 2019
Melania is arriving in Palm Beach. So, according to Trump:
Flying to Mar-A-Lago is worth the taxpayers’ money.
Flying to reassure NATO and visit troops in Afghanistan is not.https://t.co/g5LIudc4GJ
— Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈 (@leahmcelrath) January 17, 2019
FLOTUS flew on Air Force jet to Mar-a-Lago as POTUS cancels Pelosi’s government travel; Cabinet members’ trip to Davos off; and reporters chased a bus of lawmakers around Capitol Hill. What a day https://t.co/7SpdB7ZJWl
— Emily Goodin (@Emilylgoodin) January 18, 2019
and she’s landed in West Palm Beach pic.twitter.com/nLCNfq6QKc
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) January 17, 2019