Trump walks out of infrastrucure negotiations


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President Trump immediately walked out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) yesterday, saying he will hold no discussions on infrastructure as long as the Democrats continue their investigations into his administration.

Trump’s anger appears to have been sparked by comments Pelosi made earlier in the day when she said, “We believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up” by blocking White House aides from giving testimony and responding to document requests from ongoing congressional investigations.

“I don’t do cover-ups,” Trump insisted Wednesday.

The article suggests that Trump planned this as a way to get out of the negotiations. Maybe, but I think his goal is to get the investigations stopped. He is quite willing to make a deal to spend trillions that we don’t have on “infrastructure,” as are the Democrats. By walking out he is putting pressure on the Democratic leadership to shut those investigations down in order to get him to work out a deal to spend the money they also want.

The result, for the moment, is that we have no infrastructure deal. I hope this stalemate lasts forever.

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5 comments

  • Phill O

    Trump is a genius in negotiations! Bob, you may be correct in your opinion of his motives.

    The dims are shooting the country in the foot and making the USA politics the laughing stock of the world. Also, by helping illegal aliens to flood the country, there is a trend to insolvency for the USA.

    This, Should Never Be!

    When one does the numbers, there is no way that the free world can help developing countries by taking people. There are just too many.

    However, trying to solve the problem, must be done in those countries. GWB had the right idea while Clinton only used aide to line his own pocket.

  • wayne

    We absolutely do not need, to borrow (and then waste) trillions, on phony infrastructure. We haven’t even started on disconnecting & killing all the phony ‘infrastructure’ programs under obama.

    https://usdebtclock.org/

  • Cotour

    All political theater and strategy, plain and simple.

    https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.FENc849HX0eFmCyPuxAu3AHaEK&pid=Api&P=0&w=284&h=161

    This picture of Pelosi childishly and patronizingly giving applause to president Trump during the last state of the union speech says it all to me. Pure political theater and oneupmanship, always playing to the masses and notching their pistol handle. Pelosi and the Democrats IMO are on the continuing losing end of the Trump presidency stick.

    The Democrats are parallel and analogous to Michael Avanati. What you see happening to him because of his corruption, his greed and his dishonesty will appropriately also be visited on the Democrats in the coming weeks, months and years.

    Trump is none of these things that they accuse him of being, Trumps a lot of things but not what they accuse him of being. They point their finger and accuse him of their own offences. A more desperate Democrat political situation I have never seen.

  • Col Beausabre

    Well, they’ve made a good start on infrastructure by telling California it isn’t getting and/or will have to give back $2.5B for the “train to nowhere” for failing to meet the agreed specifications in the grant. Newsome went ballistic and California has now filed its 48th suit (in two years!) against the Administration. My thoughts
    1) This is a project to benefit the top ten percent. Who else has an urgent need to get from one end of California to the other? I doubt many of the working class and poor would ever use it – indeed be able to afford a ticket, let alone a family’s worth (see fares on Amtrak’s Acela) – yet they would be stuck paying for it
    2) There is no business case for high speed rail. Despite the promises that it will pay its operating costs, no rail passenger route has ever paid for itself (back in the Golden Age, the railroads subsidized passenger service with freight revenue). If there was a business case for high speed rail in California, the smart money on Wall Street would be fighting tooth and nail to get the franchise to build and operate it. Instead they avoid it like a bad smell
    And this from a member of both the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society and National Railway Historical Society, so I am hardly biased against trains.

  • Max

    Comments Pelosi made, “We believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up”

    He is, and everybody knows it.

    The problem Democrats have is Trump is covering up their crimes, not his…
    He’s ignoring all the laws broken to stop his presidency from succeeding. To preserve the peace, to make America great regardless of the government we have. He needs them, and they know it and are not going to make it easy for him.
    It reminds me of the story of the frog and the scorpion. He knows that they are going to sting him, it’s their nature. I hope he has a plan with a smooth way of execution that holds the government together and upholds the rule of law. It’s time to lock them up.
    It is/was a campaign promise. Apparently he’s saving it for his reelection campaign?

    Trump, stop helping the cover up! It’s time to prosecute the lawbreakers of those who are complicit, both Democrats and rino Republicans.

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