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Trump Sent Pelosi Another ‘Mean Girls’ Letter And Got Savaged

In case you haven’t been following the shutdown State of the Union fight between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump, here’s a quick rundown. Pelosi, citing security and the shutdown, rescinded the president’s invitation to issue the State of the Union address from the House floor, which she controls. Trump then pettily canceled the military escort for Pelosi’s trip to visit troops in Afghanistan, leaking the details of her trip and forcing her to cancel. Trump then indicated he was going to go ahead with the State of the Union address on the floor of the House, even though he can’t do so without permission from the House. Today, he escalated things even further.

Trump sent another very petty letter to Speaker Pelosi alerting her to his plan to embarrass himself by trying to force her to let him issue his State of the Union address from the House floor:

In the letter, Trump tries to ignore Pelosi’s letter rescinding the invitation and accept her initial invitation. “Therefore, I will be honoring your invitation, and fulfilling my Constitutional duty, to deliver important information to the people and Congress of the United States of America regarding the State of our Union,” Trump writes. “It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!”

Sigh. The House and Senate usually pass a joint resolution agreeing to convene for the State of the Union address on the floor of the House, which is large enough to accommodate members of both houses and guests. Because Democrats control the House of Representatives, they are under no obligation to hold a session allowing the president to give a speech there.

Speaker Pelosi controls the House, the Sergeant at Arms, the cameras—the whole shebang. This would be like her sending a letter to Trump indicating that she’s going to turn the White House rose garden into a swimming pool—it’s pure fantasy. Trump isn’t even “bluffing” per se because he isn’t holding any cards.

Naturally, Twitter decided to sound off on Trump’s latest stunt to show his base he’s really “fighting” and sticking it to those stubborn Democrats:

There were plenty of references to Trump’s history of (alleged!) sexual assaults:

And some good old-fashioned jokes too:

In other shutdown news, the latest poll of who’s doing a better job handling the shutdown has Pelosi up double digits on Trump:

Trump continues to embarrass himself by posturing like this and alienating all but his dwindling hardcore fan base. Meanwhile, furloughed workers are feeling the pain of his refusal to open the government, which is already the longest in U.S. history and shows no signs of coming to an end.