Trump administration officials cancel CES trips due to partial government shutdown


LIZ CLAMAN, IS SHE THERE? BREAKING NEWS FROM THE CES. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NOT SHOWING UP BECAUSE OF THE SHUTDOWN. GIVE ME MORE.>>OKAY, WE ALREADY KNEW THE SEC SAID HE WASN’T COMING. SOURCES HAVE NOW TOLD ME HERE AT THE LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, 182,000 PEOPLE WERE THE HIGH-TECH RESOURCES TOMMY THE ME THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ARE CANCELING ACROSS THE BOARD. NEARLY EVERY ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL WILL NOT BE COMING. TALKING ABOUT ELAINE CHAO WHO’S THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION. SHE HAS BEEN A REAL SUPPORTER OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AND A SELF OR SHE’S BEEN VERY INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THOUGHT. BIG PROPONENT OF THAT. SHE WAS TO WALK THE FLOOR AND VISIT CERTAIN BOOTHS. THE SECRET SERVICE HAD DONE THAT HERE. SHE IS NOT COMING. SHE HAS PULLED OUT BECAUSE OF THE OPTICS. WILBUR ROSS AS OF AUTONOMOUS RIDE-SHARING. HE WILL NOT BE COMING. YOU HAVE THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. TSA WORKERS WITHOUT GETTING A PAYCHECK. A LOT AT McKAREN AIRPORT. PEOPLE WALKING UP TO THEM, THANK YOU FOR WORKING WHEN YOU’RE NOT GETTING A PAYCHECK. I HEARD ONE OF THEN SAY, WE’RE HURTS. WE’RE HERE. THIS IS IMPORTANT. AS WE’RE HEARING IT, SOURCES TO FOX BUSINESS NETWORK TELLING US ACROSS THE BOARD, STUART, BECAUSE OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, DO NOT WANT TO SEND ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TO HOBNOB HERE IN VEGAS WITH HIGH-TECH, EVEN THOUGH CLEARLY THE FUTURE FOR THIS COUNTRY. BACK TO YOU.

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