Pelosi, Schumer speak after failed meeting with Trump

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Published: 8 hours ago

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Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer speak to press after a closed meeting with President Trump on infrastructure. In Trump's post-meeting comments, he stated that he can't work on infrastructure under the current circumstances, referring to the recent Democratic push toward impeachment. FOX Business...



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Good morning, everyone this morning we went to the white house for follow-up meeting with the president follow-up. We have the percentage of 80/20 in terms of responsibility and we discussed some priorities about this job. It was agreed at that time that we would return today to talk about how we would cover last night between the president was making some sounds that good question how serious he ...
ould be if he was saying we're banging last night he put forth the letter saying That unless we passed the us-mexico canada free trade agreement, there was no reason for us. We didn't see those to us related, but the fact is hopeful optimistic and seeing the necessity fora big infrastructure initiative for our country. We went in spirit of bipartisanship to find common ground with the president when he came into the room made a statement that he made was, but i won't even characterize it. But i will say this and when i say that for you left, thomas jefferson was president of the united states task. He was secretary of the treasury gallatin to put forth an infrastructure proposals for the country following clark, expedition, louisiana purchase. It would be about. It would be about jody erie can now cumberland road things like that to build into america a hundred years later, 100 years later, from teddy roosevelt in his infrastructure, big initiative and thatwas called than that establishment of the national park service, the green infrastructure. In there we had hoped that we could give this president an opportunity to have a signature infrastructure initiative to create jobs, included bridges, broadband into rural america and other underserved areas. Water wastewater, all of the things that have enormous needs that the american society of civil engineer says it's in the trillions, the deficit. We have we're talking about a couple billion dollars for some reason.

Maybe it was lack of confidence on his part that he really couldn't come match for the greatness of the challenge that we have wasn't really. It makes me wonder why to watch what happens in the white housewould make your jaw drop. We democrats believe in infrastructure. We believe our roads and bridges need repair. We believe that rural america, as well as inner-city america, needs fluidity. We believe that it will bring clean new energy around the country. We need a power grid, modernized and updated. We believe in modernizing our transportation with electric cars. We believe in all these things, and so despite signals in the previous few weeks that he might not be serious, we went forward. We came here very seriously. The president asked in his letter last night. Where would democrats spend the money on infrastructure? I was prepared to give him a 35-page plan detailing supporters, senate and house democrats wewere interested.

We are interested in doing infrastructure, that's clear, the president, isn't he is looking for every excuse, whether it was let's do trade first or whether it was he's not going to paper and funding or whether today that there are investigations going on hello. There were investigations going on three weeks ago when we met and he still met with us, but now that he was forced to actually say how he paid for it, he had to run away. Was pre-planned excuse. One final point: it's clear that this was not a spontaneous move on the president's part. It was planned when we got in the room. The curtains were closed. The president. There was aplace for him at the front, so he could stand and attend to tell us why he wouldn't do infrastructure and of course, then he went to the rose garden. If we paired signs that we want the president to do in construction, we want our congress to perform its constitutional responsibilities and create jobs. Create income create wealth for the average american. We can do both. It'S clear.

The president doesn't go had a very distinguished delegation to the congress third powerful house and senate highway. Yes,.


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