Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is speaking at her weekly news conference and discussing her abrupt meeting with President Trump yesterday. The meeting — which was supposed to be about infrastructure — lasted only five minutes after President Trump said he could not work with Democrats as they weigh investigations against him.
Pelsoi said the fact that Democrats are not actively pursuing impeachment proceeding “got” to the President.
“I think what really got to him was that these court cases and the fact that the House Democratic caucus is not on a path to impeachment. That’s where he wants us to be,” she said.
Remember: Pelosi has long maintained she doesn’t want to begin impeachment proceedings. She has said Trump is “goading” Democrats into starting the process because “he knows that it would be very divisive in the country” and subsequently solidify his base.
Today, Pelosi also called the Wednesday meeting a “stunt” and a “distraction.”
“He is the master of distraction. We will all agree on that. That’s something he does well, to distract from problems that he has,” she said.