Nancy Pelosi thought she just shut Donald Trump down.
She made a major power play that the media thought brought the President to his knees.
But Pelosi’s plan blew up when she was stabbed in the back by the one person she never suspected.
Pelosi made major waves when she fired off a letter to Donald Trump informing him the State of the Union needed to be rescheduled due to the government shutdown.
Pelosi lied and claimed this was because the Secret Service could not afford to protect the President without government funding.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen blasted Pelosi’s lie to smithereens by tweeting that the Secret Service was able to protect the President – and the rest of Congress – for the State of the Union speech.
House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer appeared on Fox News to discuss Pelosi’s letter.
But one shocking fact emerged.
Despite the fake news media coverage that Pelosi “canceled” the State of the Union, Hoyer said this was not the case.
RETT BAIER: First of all, is the State of the Union officially off?
REP. STENY HOYER: No, I don’t think it’s officially off we — I had not seen the speaker’s letter. What she suggests is a real security problem, unless we’ve opened up the government. Uh So — and we haven’t gotten a reply from the president and his thoughts. So, it’s not officially off, no.
The Democrats’ strength in past government shutdown fights has been a united front.
But Hoyer and Pelosi are now in open warfare.
Will this feud escalate and lead to Donald Trump securing funding for his border wall?
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.