On Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump was to meet with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to discuss infrastructure. Rather than talking policy, though, the President only sat in on the meeting for a few minutes before he stormed out.
Trump later told reporters that as long as he is accused of a “cover-up” he refuses to work on policy with Democrats. The president brought a set of notes to the meeting that were photographed by the Washington Post’s Jabin Botsford. Among the things he wanted to remember, “Dems have no achomlishments.”
A picture of the notes was later tweeted out by Post reporter, Dan Eggen. Along with the achomlishments line, the President also noted, “they want to impeach me over acts that they did”
— Dan Eggen (@DanEggenWPost) May 22, 2019
After blowing off the meeting, Trump told reporters, “Instead of walking in happily into a meeting, I walk into, look at people that have just said that I was doing a cover-up. I don’t do cover-ups. … I walked into the room and I told Sen. Schumer and Speaker Pelosi that I want to do infrastructure … but you can’t do it under these circumstances.”
Pelosi, astonished by Trump’s actions, explained, “We believe that no one is above the law, including the President of the United States. And we believe that the President of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”
The Speaker of the House later lamented, “He just took a pass. And it just makes me wonder why he did that. In any event, I pray for the president of the United States and I pray for the United States.”
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