A (very) public dis-invitation, name-calling and downgraded flights: These aren’t the petty acts of scorned celebrity rivals or family drama, but the latest revenge tactics in President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bitter game of political one-upmanship.

As the government shutdown approaches the one-month mark, the president and Democratic leader have spent the last week engaged in a series of personal, and at times petty, acts of retaliation against one another, from throwing thinly veiled barbs to thwarting each other’s public events. Pelosi found a cheeky ploy to call off the State of the Union, then Trump sought retribution by blowing up her plans to lead a congressional delegation on a trip abroad.

All this, to gain the upper hand in ongoing negotiations to reopen the federal government.

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