President Trump says he told Democratic leaders at the White House on Wednesday he couldn’t work with them while they were pursuing investigations into him and his administration.
“I’ve said from the beginning — right from the beginning — you probably can’t go down two tracks. You can go down the investigation track or you can go down the investment track,” Trump said in last-minute remarks in the Rose Garden.
Trump was supposed to have a meeting with Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning on infrastructure. That meeting lasted just a few minutes: During it, Trump told them he couldn’t work with them until their investigations are over.
“I walked into the room and I told Sen. Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, I want to do infrastructure,” he said. “But you can’t do it under these circumstances.”
He said he message to the lawmakers was “get these phony investigations over with.”