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Trump's infrastructure tantrum backfires immediately - and Senate Republicans know it

Trump's infrastructure tantrum backfires immediately - and Senate Republicans know it

"So I've said from the beginning, right from the beginning, that you probably can't go down two tracks", President Trump said. "It just doesn't work that way".

Pelosi, the second in line to the presidency, said she thinks Trump's actions Wednesday were part of his skill at distraction.

Donald Trump erupted in fury May 22, 2019, at unrelenting probes into his links to Russian Federation, as Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a "cover-up" that could be an impeachable offense. I'd be really good at that - that's what I do.

A day after Trump stalked out of the Cabinet room demanding an end to congressional investigations, the Republican president and Democratic leaders dug in, while plans to fix the nation's roads and bridges fell into the chasm.

Repeatedly pressed on why the president seemed unwilling to multitask like other presidents under investigation have done before, Sanders maintained without evidence that, "I think the Democrats have shown that they're not capable of doing anything else". Asked why Trump couldn't work with Democrats after Pelosi's comments because he felt insulted, Sanders said, "The president's feelings weren't hurt. He was covering up as he's saying Donald Trump doesn't do cover-ups", he added, via Raw Story.

Ms Pelosi told a CAPS Ideas conference: "He walked away".

"I'm responding to the president, not staff", Pelosi apparently shot back. "Hopefully China will do us the honor of continuing to buy our great farm product, the best, but if not your Country will be making up the difference based on a very high China buy.This money will come from the massive Tariffs being paid to the United States for allowing China, and others, to do business with us".

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Both White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway have accused Pelosi of imperious behaviour in media interviews since Wednesday's dust-up. "You can go down the investigation track, and you can go down the investment track or the track of 'Let's get things done for the American people.' I love the American people".

Yesterday, a letter from Trump was released to Pelosi and Schumer in which he stated that they should approve the Trade Treaty between the United States, Mexico and Canada before discussing any bill on infrastructure. Democrats have been working with the president's daughter Ivanka, and Trump was due to provide his ideas on how to pay for it.

Thus far, Trump looks like he's completely getting his way and stomping on the hapless Democrats. "But you know what, you can't do it under these circumstances". For most of this period, political power in Washington has been divided between the two corporate-controlled parties, which have regularly combined legislation and investigation. The meeting lasted only three to five minutes, the official said.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said it was irresponsible of Pelosi to use incendiary language ahead of a long-scheduled meeting with the president.

Financial Services and Government Oversight have subpoenaed documents from Deutsche Bank, the Trump Organization's principal lender, and Mazar's, the company's accounting firm.

On Saturday, Amash became the first Republican member of Congress to suggest that Trump should face impeachment proceedings for his attempts to interfere in the Mueller probe.