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PoliticsConway clashes with Pelosi after Trump infrastructure blow-up

01:15  23 may  2019
01:15  23 may  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway engaged in a tense exchange with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday after President Trump suddenly cut short a meeting on infrastructure .

After a 90-minute Oval Office meeting to discuss a potential infrastructure bill, both sides gushed about what may have been their first point of And when reporters asked Pelosi whether the subject of multiple House Democratic investigations into Trump came up , she scoffed and shook her head no.

Conway clashes with Pelosi after Trump infrastructure blow-up© Getty images Conway clashes with Pelosi after Trump infrastructure blow-up

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway engaged in a tense exchange with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday after President Trump suddenly cut short a meeting on infrastructure.

Trump left the meeting after berating Democrats for roughly three minutes about their investigations and Pelosi's claim that he had "engaged in a cover-up."

Pelosi then told others who remained that past Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt worked with their opponents to solve infrastructure problems, but added she was not surprised Trump walked away, according to a source familiar with the exchange.

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After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a “cover- up ,” the president said he would not work with Democrats until they stopped investigating him. President Trump spoke to reporters in the Rose Garden after walking out of a scheduled meeting with Democratic congressional leaders to discuss

Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway says the president will work with Democrats on infrastructure once Democrats are done 'playing games.'

Conway then turned to Pelosi and asked if she had "a direct response to the president."

When Pelosi replied that she was responding to the president, and not to his staff, Conway replied: "Really great, that's really pro-woman of you."

The back-and-forth underscored the animosity between Trump and Democrats following the president's decision to pull the plug on infrastructure talks.

After leaving the meeting, Trump aired his grievances with Pelosi over her "cover-up" allegation and threatened to halt all work with Democrats if they do not stop investigating him.

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Top House Dem rips 'studio gangster' Trump.
House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) on Sunday blasted President Trump as a "studio gangster" over his recent behavior. In an interview on "Meet the Press," Jeffries said that Trump is acting like a "tough guy," and pointed to his decision last week to walk out of an infrastructure meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after she said she believed the president engaged in a "cover-up." "You know, the president didn't just walk out on a meeting with Nancy Pelosi and infrastructure," Jeffries said. "He walked out on the American people." "Donald Trump is functionally a studio gangster.

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