Democrats and Donald Trump are fighting for the high ground in the government shut down over Trump’s border wall.
But one side may be about to emerge as the clear victor.
That’s because Nancy Pelosi made a massive mistake that could cost the Democrats everything.
Donald Trump canceled his 156-day trip to Florida to stay in Washington to broker an agreement to end the standoff and secure funding for the border wall.
He showed the American people he was serious about negotiating.
Pelosi, on the other hand, was caught passing the time at a luxurious five star Hawaiian resort.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi is spending the government shutdown at a luxury resort in Hawaii, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
Pelosi, who has put blame squarely on President Donald Trump for the current government shutdown, was spotted Thursday vacationing in Hawaii at the Fairmont Orchid resort, where room accommodations range from $899-a-night for a standard room to $4,899-a-night for the presidential suite.
The resort, on Hawaii’s Big Island, features a golf course, six restaurants, and a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool. It also features a “Spa Without Walls,” where the 110-minute Ali’i Royal Experience is available for $369 and a 50-minute couples massage runs $549, according to the spa menu. While at the spa, guests can snack on a gluten-free grilled prawn summer roll for $19.
Trump canceled his Christmas trip to Florida and remained in the White House, saying on Christmas Eve that he was “waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal.” The president left the White House on Christmas to travel to Iraq and meet with American troops stationed overseas.
Pelosi’s stunt hurts the Democrats.
The American people do not like government shutdowns.
And if they see the Democrats acting as if this is a typical fake political fight instead of performing their core duties to secure the border, voters could turn on the Democrats.
Pelosi’s trip is a political gift that Republicans can use to hammer the Democrats in the coming days the shut down drags on.