On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mocked President Donald Trump for storming out of an infrastructure meeting just minutes after it began. Pelosi accused Trump of committing “impeachable offenses” and labeled him a “poor baby” after he left. The meeting between Trump and Democratic leaders was supposed to focus on how to fund a $2 trillion infrastructure package.
Pelosi also stated that Trump’s behavior was “very strange.” After leaving the meeting, Trump held an impromptu press conference in the Rose Garden where he berated Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader.
Trump, Pelosi, Schumer, and other top Democrats were supposed to discuss how a $2 trillion infrastructure package would be funded.
Instead of sitting down with Democrats, according to a report by the Daily Mail, Trump berated Democrats before walking out of the room and heading to the Rose Garden, where he addressed reporters.
Approximately one hour before the meeting was set to take place, after holding a meeting with her caucus, Pelosi had accused Trump of overseeing a “cover-up.”
Some members of the caucus are pushing adamantly for impeachment – a point that left Trump fuming, according to one White House official.
“I don’t do cover-ups,” said Trump while addressing reporters in the Rose Garden from a podium featuring a graphic which said, “No collusion, no obstruction.”
“You probably know that better than anybody,” Trump continued, adding that he would not work with Pelosi or Schumer until they stopped the investigations.
“When they get everything done, I’m all set to – let’s get infrastructure, let’s get drug prices down,” Trump stated. “In the meantime, we’re doing excellent work without them.”
Pelosi and Schumer held their own joint press conference soon after. “I pray for the president of the United States,” said Pelosi.
An hour later, Pelosi accused Trump of committing “impeachable offenses,” describing the meeting as “very, very, very strange” and calling the incident a “poor baby” moment for Trump.
“He walked away. Whether he intended to act on what he said before remains to be seen,” she said. “It was very, very, very strange.”
“Instead in an orchestrated – almost poor baby point of view – he came in the room and said that I said he was engaged in a cover-up and couldn’t possibly, couldn’t possibly engage in a conversation on infrastructure as long as we were investigating him,” Pelosi continued.
“Now we were investigating him since we took over the majority, so there’s nothing new in that. And then he had a press conference in the Rose Garden with all these sort visuals that were obviously planned before I said most currently he was engaged in a cover-up. So it’s really sad.”