nearvideo trump shut down infrastructure meeting with Democrats, calls for an end to the “false investigation’
The President abruptly shut down in a policy meeting with Democrats-leader to House Speaker Pelosi accused him of a cover-up on the Russia probe earlier in the day; John Roberts reports from the White house.
President Trump on Wednesday called on Democrats to end what he called their “false tests” before he will negotiate with them on issues such as infrastructure, as he gave a fiery statement from the rose garden after cutting a short meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer.
The President had met only a few minutes with the two Democratic leaders in a meeting to discuss a possible bipartisan infrastructure package. But moments ago, the sit-down, Pelosi Trump accused of “a cover-up” over the Russia-probe.
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Trump proposed to negotiate the comments and the numerous investigations, in him, prevented her from coming.
“You can’t do it under these circumstances,” Trump said. “This fake investigation over with.”
The President said he wanted to go for an infrastructure proposal, but “instead of walking in the happy in a meeting, I to on people look who have just said that I was doing a cover-up.”
Trump added: “I do not do cover-ups.”
A source said, Fox News, Trump went into the Cabinet room and immediately made his comments to the Democrats in the room. Then, as Pelosi began to speak, Trump turned on his heel and went back to the Oval Office.
Asked what happened during the meeting, a senior House democratic source, Fox News: “there is Nothing good said.”
Schumer, back in the Capitol, Trump said the decision of the meeting of the screw and the address of the press in the rose garden was hardly spontaneous. Speak to in addition to Pelosi, he called it a “pre-planned excuse” — relying on the ready-made characters on the Russia probe, the Trump had on the podium.
“We are interested in the infrastructure,” Schumer said. “It is not clear, the President is the. He is looking for any excuse.”
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Pelosi appeared angry, told reporters, “He took a pass. And it makes me wonder why he did it. In any case, I pray for the President of the United States. I pray for the United States of America.”
In later tweets, the President said, “So sad that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will never be able or even to understand, the great promise of our country.” He also said: “Nancy, thank you so much for your prayers, I know you really mean it!”
The flare-up comes as top Democrats have constantly high pressure on the Trump administration’s dangers. On Tuesday, the justice Department reached an agreement with house Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to turn some documents in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, in a rare de-escalation. But he came only after the Democrats issued a summons, one of many, the Democrats in Congress, allowed for the trump-related investigations. They also have a contempt citation against attorney General Bill Barr and the same could do for the former White House counsel Don McGahn.
In the Rose Garden, the President, a sign that said standing on a podium on the display: “no arrangements, no obstacle.” He also bat in the media for its reporting on the Russia-probe.
“This whole thing was said with a takedown attempt, the President of the United States, and to be honest, you should be ashamed of yourselves for the way you are reported so dishonest,” he said.
Last month, Schumer and Pelosi, in a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package, said Trump had agreed to support you. But, at the time, they said that decisions had not been taken, as the figures for the planning. The President – a real estate developer before he was elected President – of the a long time has tried to propose a large infrastructure deal, but has some resistance from the conservatives in his party, concerns about the country’s rising debt.
But questions remained about whether Pelosi and Schumer can strike deal with Trump on infrastructure, as a Congress-Democrats “ramp-up” investigations of the President and the subpoena of members of his administration in the Wake of the publication of Müller-Russia-report.
Fox News’ Judson Berger, John Roberts and Chad Pegram contributed to this report.