House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has no time for Donald Trump’s whining about being investigated. The Congresswoman sat through eight years of baseless, conspiracy-mongering investigations into President Barack Obama, who never once refused to work on policy over Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS tax scandals, or birtherism. She’s been there, she’s done that, and Trump’s whining is not impressing her.
Nancy Pelosi breaks down the details of Trump's Oval Office temper-tantrum before he headed to the Rose Garden: "In an orchestrated, almost to an 'oh, poor baby' point of view… [Trump] came into the room and said that I said that he was engaged in a cover-up…" pic.twitter.com/p8YJdrMvqA
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At a CAP Ideas conference, Pelosi described the planned infrastructure meeting, which was derailed when Trump came in to complain about Pelosi’s statement that he’s been involved in a cover-up to keep Congress from uncovering the truth into his efforts to obstruct justice. Somehow, he insisted that he only came to the decision to not discuss infrastructure because of her statements, yet professional fliers and signs were printed up for Trump’s speech immediately following that meeting.
‘In an orchestrated, almost to a poor baby point of view, he came into the room and said that I said that he was engaged in a cover-up and he couldn’t possibly engage in a conversation on infrastructure as long as we are investigating him. Now, we’ve been investigating him since we took — or the majority, so this is nothing new in that.’
"I just saw that Nancy Pelosi…made a statement that 'We believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up,'" Trump said after meeting with Dems on infrastructure.
"I'm the most transparent president probably in the history of this country," he then claimed pic.twitter.com/yu1Aczh8c6
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The comments that Pelosi made that so offended the poor, thin-skinned president came after a meeting with Democrats but before Trump’s arrival and abrupt cut-off of discussions. Pelosi pulled no punches when speaker to reporters afterward.
‘It was a very positive meeting, a respectful sharing of ideas. And I think a very impressive presentation by our chairs. We do believe it is important to follow the facts, 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. A cover-up. And that was the nature of the meeting.’
During his “impromptu” speech in the Rose Garden, Trump described that meeting in a way that he must have believed sounded as though he played the tough guy fighting against the unfair Democrats. What he described was more of a temper tantrum that derailed discussions and proved once again that Trump does not have the temperment required to serve in the highest office in government.
The man who was caught on tape telling his attorney and “fixer,” Michael Cohen, to commit illegal campaign finance violations by paying off his former mistresses in cash also insisted during that Rose Garden speech that he’s offended by Pelosi’s accusations because he doesn’t “do coverups.”
‘It turns out I’m the most — and I think most of you would agree to this — I’m the most transparent president probably in the history of this country. Instead of walking in happily to a meeting, I walk in to look at people who just said I did coverups, I don’t do coverups.’
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