The war of words between President Trump and the Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi escalated again on Thursday after Trump stuttered a compilation video of the congress woman & # 39; tweeted during a press conference.
& # 39; & # 39; PELOSI STAMMERS VIA NEW CONFERENCE OF THE NEWS & # 39; & # 39 ;, he wrote next to the video, taken from a Fox Business News segment, around 9 p.m. last night.
The speaker's camp responded via the @teampelosi Twitter account and accused Trump of insulting people to & # 39; distract & & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He deduces from the great performance of House Democrats #ForThePeople, from his cover-ups and unpopularity, & # 39 ;, they wrote.
& # 39; We reiterate that we want his family or his government or staff to receive an intervention for the benefit of the country. & # 39;
President Trump tweeted a Fox News compilation film with clips from a 20-minute press conference given on Thursday evening by grandfather Nancy Pelosi and wrote: & # 39; & # 39; PELOSI STAMMERS VIA NEW CONFERENCE & # 39; & # 39;
It comes as a number of separate videos from Pelosi, deceptively edited to make her look intoxicated, distributed online this week.
Trump's personal lawyer and former New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani, shared a fake video of the Speaker in which the audio was delayed to make her words sound slow and unclear.
The original video came from Pelosi's remarks on Wednesday during the Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, where she spoke about President Donald Trump who came from an infrastructure meeting with democrats earlier that day.
But an altered version was posted by conservative Politics WatchDog – a conservative group on Facebook, where it was viewed more than 1.8 million times, shared more than 39,000 times, and gathered more than 20,000 responses.
Landlord Nancy Pelosi was the target of a disinformation campaign when a video of her Wednesday afternoon was changed on stage to show that she slurped her words
Giuliani shared the fake video with his 316,000 Twitter followers but deleted it 15 minutes later when people pointed out that it was a hoax
Giuliani later shared the modified clip on Twitter and wrote: & # 39; What's wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre & # 39 ;.
But he deleted the tweet after 15 minutes while users pointed out that it had been manipulated.
Pelosi's daughter Christine tweeted her outrage over Thursday's hoax video and wrote: & # 39; Republicans and their conservative allies have been pumping this despicable fake meme for years! Now they are caught.
#FactCheck: Madam speaker doesn't even drink alcohol! & # 39;
She also accused Trump of tweeting a manipulated video, in which he said: & # 39; Fake video has changed for speed, just like you did with Acosta.
& # 39; Count deeper – you can give the presidency more respect than this, & # 39; she added.
Pelosi's daughter Christine tweeted her outrage over the hoax video & # 39; s Thursday
President Donald Trump beat Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Senate as & # 39; Crazy Nancy & # 39; and & # 39; Crying Chuck & # 39;
Trump continued to claim that he was calm when he left a meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate on Wednesday (photo)
Trump & # 39; s last attack on Pelosi came after a meeting between the White House and the Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) about infrastructure broke off on Wednesday.
The president has been in spin mode since he left the meeting, so Pelosi said he was a & # 39; baby & # 39; and Schumer to say that he has a & # 39; tantrum & # 39; had.
In response, Trump threw them as & # 39; Crazy Nancy & # 39; and & # 39; Crying Chuck & # 39; and he repeated repeatedly that he was calm.
& # 39; I would say calmly when I was at the press conference & # 39 ;, Trump said about his behavior.
& # 39; You had the group – Crying Chuck and Crazy Nancy …
& # 39; I'll tell you what, I've been watching her and I've been looking at her for a long time, she's not the same person. She lost it, & said Trump during an event with farmers and cattle ranchers at the White House.
& # 39; I think she has many problems. & # 39;
He repeatedly insulted the speaker and added: & she was all crazy yesterday. She's a mess. Let's face it, she doesn't understand.
& # 39; They feel like they are falling apart before their eyes. & # 39;
But Trump also claimed that he has not changed since he became president and repeated a description of himself that he used before – & # 39; stable genius & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I haven't changed much. Been very consistent. I am an extremely stable genius, & he said.
The remarkable dialogue was another step in the deteriorating relations between the White House and the Democrats on Capitol Hill.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, strategic communication director Mercedes Schlapp, deputy press officer Hogan Gidley, director Larry Kudlow of the National Economic Council and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, press officer of the White House, all talked about Trump's behavior
The past 48 hours have been filled with sniping, insults and name invocations by both sides of the aisle, with the war of words becoming more personal and under the skin of the other.
The president also accused democrats of playing politics and attacking him to harm his chances of re-election.
& # 39; Their entire focus is on 2020 and is trying to demons the Republican party and to demonize the President of the United States as much as possible, so that we either get his poll numbers to win, & # 39; Trump said, & if they want to try to get him out of service. & # 39;
He complained: & The entire Democratic Party is very confused. They have never recovered from the 2016 big elections. & # 39;
He even compared Pelosi with presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Beto O & # 39; Rourke.
& # 39; I don't want to say, & # 39; crazy Nancy & # 39; because when I say you're going to say it's a copy of & # 39; crazy Bernie & # 39; and that's no good. Because Bernie is absolutely crazy, & he said.
& # 39; I looked at Nancy and she was all crazy with hands and things yesterday. She actually reminded me of Beto. She actually reminded me of Beto, but perhaps a little worse, & T39 commented.
In a remarkable movement, he also asked a number of White House staff – including Advisor to President Kellyanne Conway, Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp, Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley – for his temperament on Wednesday in an event with farmers and cattle farmers, who stood still and watched.
& # 39; Very calm, no tantrum, & # 39; said Conway.
& # 39; Very calm – I have seen both and this was by no means angry or raging & # 39 ;, Sanders said.
& # 39; Calmer than some of our trade meetings, & # 39; Kudlow joked.
Kellyanne Conway said the president & # 39; very calm & # 39; was during the information meeting
Pelosi responded to the president's tirade against her via the favorite medium of Trump – Twitter.
& # 39; If it & # 39; become an extremely stable genius & # 39; more presidential candidate, I would like to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues, & # 39; she wrote.
Trump also pushed back against the accusation of Pelosi that he wants the Democrats to accuse him and then flinch when she kept the party back from starting the proceedings.
& # 39; I don't know if anyone wants to be dropped off, & # 39; said the president.
Pelosi made another argument in the Capitol on Thursday when the battle between the two parties came in on the second day.
& # 39; The White House just screams for deposition. That's why he flipped yesterday, & she told reporters.
& # 39; Maybe he wants to take leave. I do not know. But on the other hand, we understand what our responsibilities are, & she accused.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump of wanting to be picked up
Pelosi said that President Trump may want to record his absence
& # 39; I pray for the President of the United States. I wish that his family or his government or staff would have an intervention for the welfare of the country, & she said.
Pelosi argued that Trump was upset. Democrats came out of a Wednesday morning meeting prepared to launch a complaint procedure, which resulted in the breaking of an infrastructure meeting in the White House with her and Schumer.
& # 39; That was what disappointed him because he did not see this rush to accusation coming from our caucus during our 9-hour meeting, which he thought was specifically mentioned for him, & # 39; said Pelosi.
At the House Democrats meeting on Wednesday, the speaker told colleagues & # 39; s that Trump was deposed by House Democrats so that he could be justified by the Senate, NBC News reported.
Pelosi called the actions of Trump & # 39; villainous & # 39; in her conversation with members of her party.
In the deposition process, the House uncovers allegations of accusation while the Senate conducts the formal trial – with the Supreme Court chief presiding.
When former President Bill Clinton was deposed, it was the republic-controlled house that brought charges and the senate who acquitted him. Republicans controlled the upper room with five seats, but it requires a two-thirds majority (67 senators) to remove a president from office.
Pelosi accused President Trump of & # 39; a master of distraction & # 39; to use the meeting of the Democrats for its own purposes.
& # 39; I really believe that the president has a bag of tricks and the White House has a bag of tricks that they keep for certain occasions. They don't necessarily apply to the occasion, but they are a distraction, which is its master of distraction, ”she said. & # 39; We all agree on that. That is something he does well to distract from problems he has. He changes, tries to change the subject. & # 39;
Pelosi debated the House Democrats meeting of the House Democrats – which was only on the subject on accusation proceedings and called specifically for that purpose – was a regularly scheduled party meeting.
& # 39; And while he was trying to say it was because I said cover up, we've been covering up for a while. And our 9 o'clock meeting was a meeting we still have. So it had nothing to do with him, & she said.
& # 39; But I think he really has to do with the fact that these lawsuits and the fact that the Democratic Caucasus House is not on its way to being deposed. That's where he wants us to be, & Pelosi added.
The speaker also said that Trump & # 39; scared & # 39; was after the court decisions on the subpoenas of Congress were brought down in favor of the Democrats – meaning Trump must abide by them.
A federal judge in New York on Wednesday refused to block summons from House Democrats for Deutsche Bank's Trump financial data and Capital One. Earlier this week, a Washington D.C. judge ruled that Trump & # 39; s former accounting firm Mazars had to abide by a summons from the Democrats.
& # 39; I think that what happened, he said it is because of a cover-up and that he touches a string and is afraid of covering himself up, but afraid of being accused of a cover-up, & # 39; she said.
Pelosi was a leader in the House in the 1990s when the Republicans started a bargaining procedure against then President Bill Clinton. The move eventually failed when Democrats took control of the House in the next election.
Trump would probably use a campaign against the accusations as a cry for battle for the GOP base on the campaign game next year when he stands for re-election.
Trump, meanwhile, blast on Thursday he stormed out of a White House meeting with furious Democrats in Congress, arguing that he & # 39; extremely calm & # 39; was, despite various witnesses claiming otherwise.
& # 39; I was very calm yesterday with my meeting with Pelosi and Schumer, knowing that they would say I was furious, what they always do, along with their partner, the Fake News Media. Well, so many stories about the meeting use the Rage story anyway – Fake & Corrupt Press!, & Tweeted Trump on Thursday morning.
President Donald Trump shot reports that he had been rotted out of a White House meeting with the Democrats and was furious, arguing that he & # 39; was extremely calm & # 39; used to be
The White House Secretary, Sarah Sanders, defended the president's behavior
Trump also doubled his accusation that Democrats are too busy to consult him for any policy work on Capitol Hill.
& # 39; When the Democrats in Congress do their work again for the 5th time, their Fakes are working on their very disappointing reporting by Mueller, then they have time to get the REAL work done by the people. Move quickly!, & He wrote.
Pelosi accused Trump of acting as a & # 39; baby & # 39; in their Wednesday meeting and Schumer said the president had a & # 39; tantrum & # 39; threw infrastructure during the Wednesday session.
White House officials also described Trump as furious – but they accused his anger at Pelosi for holding a meeting about deposition with House Democrats – where she accused Trump of being covered up – before coming to the White House.
The White House Secretary, Sarah Sanders, even made a rare appearance on CNN to defend the president's behavior.
& # 39; He calmly entered, commanded the room, and said: & # 39; I want to do infrastructure, I want to get these things done, but you have to make a decision about whether or not you want to work with us or you want to spend all your time attacking me, & she said.
A White House adviser, Kellyanne Conway, went to Fox News to claim stories of which the president lost patience as & # 39; ridiculous & # 39 ;.
& # 39; All these ridiculous stories: the president was in anger, he smelled, he rushed out, tantrum. There was none of that, & she said. & # 39; He never actually raised his voice. & # 39;
Conway blamed Pelosi for holding a meeting about deposition for their infrastructure session.
& # 39; All she had to do was move her meeting to her caucus later in the afternoon, where she is under enormous pressure to continue deposing the president she does not want to do now, or could have said : I won't talk to you right now, we're on our way to the White House to work on infrastructure, let's meet at 2:00 or 3:00 and I'll treat you all day. & # 39; But no, they can't help going out and giving a live commentary on what makes her more outrageous, liberal, thoughtful to get this president out of the White House members and put her under pressure, & # 39 said Conway.
& # 39; So the president said let's work on infrastructure. And then he left, very calmly. And I want to emphasize that because he never raised his voice once. He was very polite and said: & # 39; You can't have two tracks. You cannot say that I am covered up, you cannot accuse and investigate and then act as if you want to make legislation. So come back to me when you're done playing these games and I'll be ready, & # 39; & # 39; Conway added.
She then attacked Pelosi for her treatment at the end of the session.
& # 39; I said with respect: & # 39; Madam Speaker, would you like to say something about the details the President spoke about? & # 39; And she said: & # 39; I'm talking to the president! I don't talk to staff! & # 39; Because let's be honest, she is the sixth richest member of Congress. She treats everyone as if she is her staff. She treats me as if I am her maid or her driver or her pilot or her makeup artist. And I am not. And I said to her: & # 39; How very pro-wife of you! & # 39; per habit, because she is not very pro-woman. She is a pro-wife. A few women, & Con 39 said.
Pelosi snapped back when asked about Conway's accusation: & I'm not going to talk about her. As a speaker of the house, I respond to the President of the United States. Other conversations are up to them. & # 39;
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway accused Pelosi of treating her like a maid at the White House meeting on Wednesday
Speaker Pelosi snapped back that she did not respond to Conway
Sanders also taunted Democrats for holding the accusation meeting before sitting down the White House infrastructure.
& # 39; You can't literally hold a meeting like Nancy Pelosi did yesterday, just an hour before she arrived at the White House, where she accused the president of a crime, said he'd been deepening and showing up and posing as nothing happened and let's just sit down and talk about roads and bridges, & Sanders said.
& # 39; It just doesn't work that way. She knows that. Nancy Pelosi's problem is that she has lost complete control of her party. She lets the left-handed wing know what to do, maybe a few of the moderates who want to do something, and she has lost control and at some point she has to decide which way to go, & # 39; she added.
Meanwhile, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer defended Pelosi's slow approach to the allegations against President Trump, saying that Democrats should gather as much information as possible before they proceed.
& # 39; Speaker Pelosi does it the right way. Let's try to get as much information as possible to show the American people as well as possible how bad this president is performing, & Schumer said on CNN on Wednesday evening.
& # 39; As soon as the facts come forward, the American people and the House, and who knows, perhaps the Senate will make decisions, & # 39; he added.
Pelosi has stopped the calls of the Democrats to instigate proceedings against the president, arguing instead to have the six committees of the House investigate Trump's businesses, taxes, and policies to get their work done first to do.
Her approach has worked with her party so far. But Schumer did not stop his frustration with the president.
& # 39; We have never had a president like this & # 39 ;, he said.
Democratic leader of the Senate Chuck Schumer defended Speaker Nancy Pelosi's approach to the charge against President Donald Trump
And President Trump defended his assault on a White House meeting on Wednesday
But he added that the Democrats will continue their Trump investigations despite the president's threat not to cooperate with them until they drop out.
& # 39; We must continue to work what we are trying to do and keep the president responsible. And I think we're doing well together, and that's why he threw his temper because he's so frustrated by what happened, & Schumer said.
Sanders argued the only item on the agenda for Democrats in Congress is to investigate the president.
& # 39; They are unable to do anything other than investigate this president. They spend all their time attacking him and the fact that they would meet for an hour before arriving at the White House where Nancy Pelosi literally accuses the president of a crime and then wants to walk into his office downstairs like nothing has happened? That's just – that's madness. That's not even in the realm of possibilities, & she said.
Democratic congress leaders state that they are able to both investigate the president and work on policy legislation.
Trump tried Thursday to frame Democrats as a & # 39; meaningless party & # 39; who was fixated on extorting him, because the implications of the two-day eruption of the day before settled in Washington.
& # 39; The Democrats get nothing done in Congress. All their efforts are about a Re-Do of the Mueller report, which turned out not to be as correct as they wanted. It is not possible for them to investigate and make laws at the same time, & # 39; Trump wrote in a morning tweet.
& # 39; Their heart is not focused on infrastructure, lower drug prices, pre-existing conditions and our great vets. Everything they are capable of doing, six commissions, wasting time, day after day, trying to find something that is bad for me. A pure fishing expedition like this has never happened before, and it should never happen again! & # 39;
& # 39; The Democrats have become known as DOING NOTHING! & # 39; he poked minutes later.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders accused the Democrats for holding a meeting on the deposition Wednesday before going to the White House to talk infrastructure
Trump threw out to Democrats on Thursday as a & # 39; doing nothing party & # 39; who is obsessed with accusing him
Trump is trapped in a word battle that Pelosi began to claim he was engaged in a & # 39; cover-up & # 39; of & # 39; accusing offenses & # 39 ;.
He canceled a scheduled meeting on infrastructure legislation hours later in the White House, saying that he would not cooperate with Pelosi or Schumer until they ended their investigations – which he said was intended to publicly reclaim the same site as Special Counsel Robert Mueller & # 39 treated. Russia probe.
Pelosi described the event as a & # 39; poor baby & # 39; moment and & # 39; very strange & # 39 ;.
Schumer complained on Thursday morning that there are no calm voices in the White House to stop Trump.
& # 39; No one is at home. The only people who can say, & # 39; Mr. Mr. President, you should do this better, & # 39; they're gone & # 39 ;, he said on & # 39; Morning Joe & # 39; from MSNBC. And he claimed that Democrats look better after the fracas than the president.
& # 39; I said yesterday that we came out much better than he did, & # 39; said Schumer. & # 39; I think the show is thin. I think that the lack of satisfaction, the doing nothing presidency, is collapsing. & # 39;
President Trump defended his actions Wednesday evening.
& # 39; In a letter to her housemates, Nancy Pelosi said: & # 39; President Trump had a tantrum for all of us to see. & # 39; This is not true. I was deliberately very polite and calm, just as I was with the press in the rose garden a few minutes later. Can be proven easily. It is all so & # 39; n lie!, & # 39; he tweeted.
Sanders said the Democrats must overcome the fact that the special council found no evidence of collusion and went further.
& # 39; We believe that the case is closed, I think most of America has done it, it's time for the Democrats to board. They don't get a do-over because they didn't like the outcome. That's just like I told my child: & # 39; I'm sorry you didn't win your football game, but that's fine, we'll just play it. & # 39; That is not how life works. They are lost and it's time to move on, & she said.
The planned planned infrastructure meeting on Wednesday – a rare topic that the Democrats and Republicans usually agree on – soon turned into a new battle between the legislative and executive powers after Trump stormed the stands and landed right in the Rose Garden of the White House. to fight the investigations against him.
Pelosi accused him in his response to committing & # 39; objectionable crimes & # 39 ;.
The house speaker mocked his behavior on a day full of drama like & # 39; very strange & # 39 ;, shortly after the president blew up a meeting with the democratic leadership by denouncing her and Schumer and then holding a press conference to encourage them more fall.
The confrontation in the Cabinet Room came up with what should have been a summit with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other top democrats to find out how to pay for an infrastructure package of $ 2 trillion.
But Pelosi had accused him just over an hour earlier of chairing a & # 39; cover-up & # 39; after he had a discussion with her caucus, some of whom are pushing aggressively to accuse the president – causing him to go home, according to a White House official.
Instead of talking about spending, Trump denounced the Democrats and walked to the Rose Garden to speak to reporters who had been moved for it before Schumer and Pelosi sat in the cabinet room.
& # 39; I do not cover ups, & # 39; Trump said to the reporters, speaking in front of a stage with the inscription & # 39; no stealth, no obstruction & # 39 ;.
& # 39; You people probably know that better than anyone & # 39 ;, he added. He said it would not work with Pelosi or Schumer, the leader of the Senate Minorality, until they dropped out of the investigations.
President Donald Trump spoke to reporters in the Rose Garden on Wednesday after he broke off a planned meeting with landlord Nancy Pelosi and senator of minorities in Senate Chuck Schumer; he said he would not cooperate with them as long as they pursue a carefully crafted plan to investigate and accuse him
Ready for the fight: Trump walked to the stage for his improvised press conference with pages with notes, some of which were written by hand
Prepared: Even before Pelosi and Schumer had arrived from Capitol Hill, White House journalists were invited to stand in front of the stage, decorated with criticism of Mueller's Trump probe.
Landlord Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she is praying for Trump and was surprised at how the president ended the planned sit-down
Senate leader Senate, Chuck Schumer, claimed that the president's storm was an intention and he never intended to negotiate infrastructure spending in the first place
& # 39; If they get everything done, I will be ready – let's go get infrastructure, let's lower the prices of medicines. In the meantime, we are doing an excellent job without them, & said Trump.
Pelosi and Schumer hurried back to Capitol Hill and held their own joint press conference, during which Pelosi said: & I pray for the President of the United States. & # 39;
An hour later, she strengthened the ante and accused him of & # 39; offenses & # 39; to commit.
Pelosi described the encounter as & # 39; very, very, very strange & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He walked away. Whether he intended to act on what he said before remains to be seen, & she said in the CAPS ideas conference. & # 39; It was very, very, very strange. & # 39;
She also said it was a & # 39; poor child & # 39; moment before Trump.
HOW D.C. & # 39; S DAY OF DRAMA DISCHARGED
9 am Capitol Hill
House Democrats gather in front of closed door caucus meeting to discuss impeachment. Nancy Pelosi faces progressives who demand it and convinces them to find out the leadership strategy of research but not extortion
10 am Capitol Hill
Pelosi speaks at a short press conference after caucus meetings and tells reporters that Trump is engaged in a & # 39; cover-up & # 39;
11.15 am at the White House
Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are seen in the White House. At exactly the same time, reporters are asked to gather at the doors to the Palm Room, which gives access to the Rose Garden
11.23 am at the White House
Reporters are guided to the rose garden and see the stage that reads: & # 39; No hindrance, no conspiracy & # 39;
11.35 am at the White House
Reporters receive a two-minute warning that Trump is going to speak – meaning that the meeting with the Democrats is already over
11.37 a.m. at the White House
Trump walks to the podium in the Rose Garden, takes notes and attacks the Democrats
12.01 Capitol Hill
Pelosi and Schumer hold their own press conference and say they are praying for Trump
13.00 white house
Trump tweets a new attack on the Democrats and says: & Thank you very much for your prayers. & # 39;
1.04 hours Renaissance Hotel, D.C.
Pelosi tells Democratic think tank conference that Trump commits crimes & # 39;
In Instead in an orchestrated – almost poor baby point of view – he came into the room and said I said he was working on a cover-up and could not possibly, could not possibly have a conversation about infrastructure as long as we were investigating him, & Pelosi said.
& # 39; Now we have investigated him because we have taken over the majority, so there is nothing new in it. And then he had a press conference in the Rose Garden with all these kinds of visuals that were clearly planned before I said he was currently working on a cover-up. So it's really sad, & she added.
The confrontation and effective declaration by Trump of a total war came one morning that was opened with liberal democrats putting pressure on Pelosi to consider initiating a formal removal procedure.
According to some progressives, that is the only mechanism capable of shorting the White House's refusal to obey the House's summons for documents and testimonies.
Progressive lawmakers used an early morning meeting of the Democratic party to convey their message to the Speaker – who confronted them and refused to continue with deposition.
Then, in a press conference following the caucus meeting, Pelosi fired the first salvo of the day by accusing Trump of a & # 39; cover-up & # 39 ;, fueled by his refusal to support former White House attorney Don McGahn and current attorney -General to have Bob Barr testify at Democrat hearings.
& # 39; We really believe it is important to follow the facts. We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States. And we believe the president of the United States is covering up, & she told reporters at the Capitol.
An assistant assistant from the White House said that Trump was covering up as soon as he saw it.
He may have been convicted by the summons of a parliamentary committee for testimonies and documents from his former communications director.
Trump has yet to comment on the House Judiciary Committee's attempt to force a testimony from Hope Hicks, but the former assistant, who is now Fox's executive vice president and chief communications officer, is very close to him .
Hicks did not address the summons and he is not expected to testify again. The White House claimed this week that Trump has the power to protect current and former senior officials from forced testimony to Congress, and he argued Wednesday that the hour-long questions his assistants had endured in previous sessions of legislators and Mueller more than were enough.
But instead of canceling the meeting, he had the two best Democrats and other leaders come to the cabinet and asked the officials to organize a stage and for the White House reporters in the rose garden.
When the Democrats arrived at the White House, the president came in and denounced them.
Then he ran away three minutes later and said almost the same thing to reporters he had said to the democratic leaders and senior assistants.
Trump told the press that he had started his meeting with Pelosi and Schumer saying he wanted a deal to finance the renovation and replacement of infrastructure such as roads, tunnels, bridges and airports.
& # 39; But you know what? & # 39; he said he had told them. & # 39; You cannot do it under these circumstances. So have these fake tests done. & # 39;
He says he said to them: & # 39; It's sad. This meeting was set up a few days ago at 11 am. Suddenly I hear last night that they will have a meeting, just before this meeting, to talk about & # 39; The I-word & # 39 ;, he said, referring to an accusation about claims that he was preventing justice. & # 39;
Special Counsel Robert Mueller rejected the Democrats' assertion that his campaign coincided with Russians in 2016, but left it to Trump & # 39; s own Justice Department to determine if he would be charged with obstruction because he was reportedly the Russian probe tried to obstruct.
& # 39; The I word! Could you imagine? "I don't speak to Russians about campaigns," said Trump. & # 39; When I went to Wisconsin and Michigan and Pennsylvania, I don't say let's call Russia. … it's a hoax. The biggest hoax in history. & # 39;
Trump tweeted a mouthful after the White House blowup, ending with a puncture in Nancy Pelosi for devout saying she would pray for him
Democrats in Congress each depend on Pelosi's word to try to distinguish whether she is on board for a Trump deposition
Shortly after Trump finished his words, Pelosi and Schumer refuted him on Capitol Hill.
& # 39; He wasn't really respectful. He took a pass and it just makes me wonder why he did that, & Pelosi told reporters. & # 39; In any case, I pray for the President of the United States and I pray for the United States of America. & # 39;
& # 39; He entered the room and made the statement he had made – well, I won't even characterize it & she said.
TRUMP PREDICKING ALL-OUT WAR WITH DEMOCRATS
Donald Trump spoke to reporters on November 7, 2018, the day after Democrats had gained control of the House of Representatives:
QUESTION: The real question is, you just said here and said from this stage that it is – are you offering a my-way-or-highway scenario to the Democrats? You say …
TRUMP: No. Negotiation. Not at all.
QUESTION: … that if – if they are going to examine you, you can play that game and examine them.
TRUMP: Oh, yes. Better than them.
QUESTION: Can you divide that –
TRUMP: And I think I know more – and I think I know more than they know.
QUESTION: Can you classify that and still work with them to the benefit of the rest of the country? Or are you –
QUESTION: Have all bets been eliminated?
TRUMP: No. If they do that, then it's just – all it is is a warlike attitude.
Schumer accused Trump of orchestrating the whole spectacle in advance.
& # 39; It is clear that this was not a spontaneous move on the part of the President, & # 39; Schumer claimed. & # 39; It was planned.
& # 39; Watching what happened in the White House would make your mouth fall.
& # 39; When we were in the room, the curtains were closed, the president – there was a place for him at the front, so he could stand up and try to tell us why he wouldn't build infrastructure.
& # 39; And of course he went to the rose garden with prepared characters printed long before our meeting. & # 39;
The senior White House official who spoke with DailyMail.com said the sign had been printed a month earlier – and Trump had used the image that appeared on the stage in a tweet.
In a bizarre sub-plot, Kellyanne Conway was reportedly involved in a confrontation with Pelosi after Trump was stormed.
After Conway turned to Pelosi and asked if she had a response for the president, and the house speaker asked to say, "I respond to the president, not the staff."
When the Cabinet Room was empty, a source told the Wall Street Journal that Conway had said to Pelosi: & that is really a pro-woman of yours. & # 39;
A source confirmed DailyMail.com that Trump was the only one who spoke – before leaving the brief meeting.
While Trump complained about Democrats in the Rose Garden, finance minister Steve Mnuchin was spotted outside the West Wing, talking to high presidential advisor Ivanka Trump, suggesting she was also in the room at the time of her father's outburst.
The White House press, Sarah Sanders and Conway, were also near the entrance that connects the cabinet room with the rose garden through a short corridor.
While Trump complained about Democrats in the Rose Garden, Finance Minister Steve Mnuchin was spotted outside the West Wing, talking to senior adviser Ivanka Trump, suggesting she was also in the room at the time of her father's outburst.
Pelosi recorded her allegations of a presidential cover shortly after 1 o'clock, and opened the door for deposition, while liberal members of her caucus continue to blame her publicly in that direction.
& # 39; The fact is – in full view, in the public domain – that this president is blocking the law and he is covering up, & # 39; she said during a conference held by the Center for American Progress.
& # 39; And that could be an insulting violation. & # 39;
In his mini tweet storm during the lunch break, Trump wrote: & # 39; Nancy, thank you so much for your prayers, I know you really mean it! & # 39;
White House reporters were called in with just a few minutes to hear Trump speak and answer two questions.
By that time, the presidential stage had already been set up with a placard that said the Mueller probe & # 39; NO collusion & # 39; and & # 39; NO obstruction & # 39; found, suggesting that the public comments were not fully improvised.
Trump quoted from an editorial in the Wall Street Journal calling on Democrats to continue their investigation.
& # 39; There was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; That's it. But they want to make this a big problem. Or she the big & # 39; I word & # 39; wear it or not. & # 39;
& # 39; There is a danger here, & # 39; he claimed. & # 39; If one day a democrat becomes president and you have a republican house, they can blame him for whatever reason. Any reason whatsoever. We cannot allow that. & # 39;
The president sniffed about the attack plan of the Democrats, re-starting investigations that he thought the Mueller probe was the last word
Trump was on a Rose Garden stage that already had a & # 39; NO Collusion, NO Obstruction & # 39; placard, suggesting that the hastily called press event was not entirely improvised
The clash between Trump and Congress Democrats is only the latest news in a series of frontal clashes since the Democrats took over the House of Representatives in January.
& # 39; I respect the courts. I respect Congress. I respect here exactly where we are, & he said Wednesday, referring to the White House. & # 39; But what they did is abuse. This is research number four about the same, probably five, and it really started, I think, almost from the moment we walked down the escalator in Trump Tower. & # 39;
& # 39; We do a lot without them, & # 39; Trump added. & # 39; Let them play their games. We go one track at a time. & # 39;
A senior assistant repeated Trump & # 39; s comment on one issue and told DailyMail.com that Trump would consider working with democrats on legislative priorities, while investigations continued.
& # 39; I think we should see & # 39 ;, said the person, noting that they are literally accusing & # 39; the president of a crime & # 39; and then claim that they want to work on infrastructure. & # 39; Give me a break. & # 39;
Pelosi said goodbye to the president when her own hastily planned press conference ended, speculating with a sour tongue about why he had decided to storm out of their meeting.
& # 39; Perhaps the lack of confidence on his part was that he really couldn't match the greatness of the challenge we have, & # 39; she said.
The all-out confrontation with Trump will actually help Pelosi, who is fighting the progressive wing of her caucus that Trump wants to accuse.
Her comparison of Trump's behavior with Nixon is the furthest she has done so far about the progress of the accusations against Trump – a tactic of which she is concerned will affect Democrats in the 2020 elections.
Pelosi also argued that the probes that run six house commissions to the Trump companies, his taxes, his 2016 campaign and his administration come under the skin of the president.
Our studies are & # 39; reaping the benefits & # 39 ;, she said.
Her remarks came after she had said earlier in the day that she would not go ahead with a charge against the president, under pressure from some in her party to do exactly that.
Pelosi organized a meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday with house departments with house democrats to try to penetrate lawmakers who want to see how the charges against Trump begin.
Her tactics seemed to work – for the time being. First year Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was one of the accusation drummers, sounded a more muted tone after the meeting.
& # 39; I was satisfied with the openness of the conversation & # 39 ;, she told NBC News. & # 39; I think we have thoughtful conversations about this and that is the most important thing. & # 39;
Pelosi had the six committee chairmen lead investigations against Trump and claim that the Democrats are investigating the president and do not need to go further than the deposition to continue to do so.
In addition, a pro-impeachment faction addressed the members, legislators in the room said afterwards.
Pelosi described it as a & # 39; respectful & # 39; meeting and said the meeting was not about convincing lawmakers to change their opinion on
& # 39; It's not a matter of conviction, we just exchanged information and views, & # 39; she said.
And she hit back in an early tweet from Trump who accused Democrats of sacrificing their legislative work to investigate him.
& # 39; We have our legislative agenda that we are making progress. It was a very positive encounter, a respectful exchange of ideas, and I find a very impressive presentation of our seats, & Pelosi said.
Pelosi corner democrats could talk about victories in their research on Trump, his companies, his 2016 campaign and his administration.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler discussed his panel's vote to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for not submitting the full, non-updated report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
He urged the entire House to vote against contempt for the Barr Congress this month.
First year Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was one of those accused of drumming, sounded a more muted tone after the meeting
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler urged the entire House to vote on deporting Attorney General Bill Barr this month
He also said that Mueller should testify in public, according to a democratic source in the room. The Judicial Panel and the Ministry of Justice are negotiating Mueller's testimony and reports indicate that the Special Council would prefer to speak behind closed doors.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff discussed the recent agreement of his panel with the Ministry of Justice to view parts of the Mueller files in the Russia investigation.
And Eightah Cummings, chairman and supervisor for overseeing the reform program, pointed out that democrats have won an important lawsuit – a federal district judge ruled Monday that Mazars accounting office should hand over Trump's financial administration.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren pointed out that all summonses in a settlement investigation should also go through the trial of the court.
& # 39; As for the settlement investigation, we still have to go to court to enforce our summonses. You know, we're winning those fights now, & she said.
The eavesdropping talk between Democrats who are excited in the wake of the former White House discourages Don McGahn's refusal, at the request of the White House, to respond to a summons for his testimony about the Russian investigation and his testimony as described in the Mueller report.
His refusal to appear on Tuesday caused a wave of anger among the Democrats.
Democratic lawmakers said afterwards that Pelosi was able to curb the appeal of some members for the head of Trump.
& # 39; Nancy still has the upper hand if it convinces our caucus to keep your powder dry, & # 39; said Rep. Gerry Connolly afterwards of the accusation, even though he admitted that no legislator who insisted on impeachment changed his mind.
& # 39; The vast majority of the Democratic Caucus in the House continues to believe that the speaker has set the right course that is intentional yet powerful & # 39 ;, said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, president of the Democratic Caucus, afterwards.
& # 39; There is a growing number of members who publicly expressed a desire to go to a sediment survey, but as far as I know, the number is between 20 and 25, & # 39; he added. & # 39; There are 239 members of the House Democratic Caucus, meaning that the overwhelming majority continue to believe that we should continue on the path that we are now following. & # 39;
However, some legislators warned that continued extinction by the president would again generate impeachment talk.
& # 39; I think we see the drum beat moving in that direction, the more it defies us, & # 39; said Democratic representative Katie Hill. & # 39; But I don't think the process is as a whole, there is. & # 39;
Pelosi was a leader of the House in the 1990s when the Republicans tried to accuse the then President Bill Clinton – only to lose control of the lower room at the next election.
But some Liberal members have pushed to continue with deposition procedures amid Trump & # 39; s challenging congress summons for information about it. are companies and testimonials from former government officials.
The calls have gone even further than Congress halls until the 2020 presidential campaign.
Former Rep. Beto O & Rourke, who is running for the Democratic nomination, said during a town hall in Iowa Tuesday night that deposition is not something that I take lightly & # 39 ;.
& # 39; If we do nothing because we are afraid of the polls or politics, or the repercussions at the next election, we will create a precedent that, in fact, some people because of the dominant position and the public's confidence that they are have been above the law, & he said.
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