Most of us would imagine that Nancy Pelosi would be in Washington, D.C., working to strike a deal with President Trump to re-open the government. Right?
Instead, the Democratic House leader was recognized at a luxury resort in Hawaii on Thursday.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
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.
I suspect she is not only relaxing in Hawaii but also doing some high dollar fundraising to secure herself a Speakership come January. Fundraising remains one of the mandatory obligations that any Speaker regardless of their political party must do and must do it exceptionally well.
The president, on the other hand, has been in Washington, D.C., striving and willing to make a deal, but it seems as though Pelosi is on vacation... LITERALLY!
I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security. At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. Crazy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2018
Reactions on Twitter were swift and critical of the soon to be Speaker of The House, Nancy Pelosi:
A reminder, despite that parts of the government are shutdown abortion-giant Planned Parenthood will continue to receive taxpayer dollars.— March for Life Action (@MFLAction) December 28, 2018
Nancy Pelosi Is Spending Shutdown at Hawaii Resort via @freebeacon https://t.co/6uSUYRRbNw
Meet the new Speaker, same as the old Speaker -- Marie Antoinette... https://t.co/yqn4qBFTur— Charlie Hurt (@CharlesHurt) December 28, 2018
The photo obtained by The Washington Free Beacon is now all over the Internet: