Trump Turns His Petty Nose Up At St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Because Pelosi Is Involved
For more than three decades, the President and the Vice President have been invited to Capitol Hill to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This is a bipartisan show of unity to celebrate the good relationship between the Americans and the Irish.
Like so many other things since Trump took office, though, this will not be happening for St. Patrick’s Day 2020.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi extended the invitation as per usual, but Trump and his ilk declined. This is a traditional lunch that the Speaker of the House extends an invitation to his or her colleagues each year, and Pelosi is no different. Trump, of course, is very different.
A statement from the White House about the declining of the invitation reads:
“Since the Speaker has chosen to tear this Nation apart with her actions and her rhetoric, the President will not participate in moments where she so often chooses to drive discord and disunity, and will instead celebrate the rich history and strong ties between the United States and Ireland at the White House on March 12.”
Judd Deere, White House Deputy Press Secretary, is responsible for the statement. He continued by saying, “The relationship between our two countries has never been stronger, and the President looks forward to welcoming the Prime Minister of Ireland for the annual Shamrock Bowl presentation.”
President Trump to skip annual bipartisan St. Patrick's Day luncheon, blaming Speaker Pelosi: White House spokesman https://t.co/8PTKBDjosJ
— TIME (@TIME) March 8, 2020
Drew Hammill, Speaker Pelosi’s Chief of Staff, shot back:
“There has never been stronger support in the Congress and in the country for the U.S.- Ireland bilateral relationship. One would think that the White House could set petty, partisan politics aside for this historic occasion.”
If anyone needs more proof of just how petty Trump and the people around him are, look no further. This is ridiculous. We are now taking these childish, petty partisan squabble on the world stage.
The impeachment is over, Trump. You won. Now go back to your Twitter account. It seems to be the safest place for you, and for us.
Featured image credit: Andrea Hanks/The White House