Trump Hammers Pelosi, Democrats in Rose Garden Speech
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Since the release of the Mueller report which cleared President Trump of any wrongdoing in regards to alleged collusion with the Russian government, House Democrats have been on a war path to impeach President Trump despite the Mueller report's findings.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has scoffed at the idea of impeaching President Trump, has been getting more and more pressure from her colleagues in the House to begin impeachment proceedings against the President. On Wednesday after taking to House Democrats, Pelosi made the shocking statement that the Democrats in the House feel that President Trump is involved with a "cover up."
While talking to reporters in Rose Garden, President Trump fired back at the Democrats, telling them to end their "phony investigations" or else he won't negotiate with them on issues such as infrastructure.
“So I just wanted to let you know that I walked into the room and I told Sen. Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, I want to do infrastructure,” Trump said to the reporters. “I want to do it more than you want to do it. I would be really good at that. That's what I do. But you know what? You can't do it under these circumstances. So get these phony investigations over with.”
Just before this statement, Pelosi told reporters “we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up—a cover-up.”
"Instead of walking in happily into a meeting, I walk in to look at people that have just said that I was doing a cover up," Trump said. "I don't do cover-ups.”
While standing at the podium, the President displayed a sign that read “no collusion, no obstruction." He then went on to slam the media for their coverage of the Russia investigation.
Out in the Rose Garden pic.twitter.com/TaXVqezQxI
— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) May 22, 2019
“This whole thing was a takedown attempt at the president of the United States, and honestly you ought to be ashamed of yourselves for the way you reported so dishonestly,” he said.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 22, 2019
Check out what Fox News reported in relation to the infrastructure negotiations:
Last month, Schumer and Pelosi said Trump had agreed to support a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package. But, at the time, they said no decisions on how to pay for the plan. The president – a real estate developer before he was elected president – has long sought to strike a big infrastructure deal, but has faced some resistance from conservatives in his party over concerns about the country’s rising debt.
But questions have remained over whether Pelosi and Schumer can strike deal with Trump on infrastructure, even as congressional Democrats ramp up investigations of the president and subpoena members of his administration in the wake of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report.
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