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Trump Dumps Dems After 'Cover-Up' Accusation

The plan to work on a bipartisan infrastructure deal has been shelved indefinitely.

Political Editors · May 23, 2019

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will refuse to work with Democrats until they end their incessant investigations of him. Trump, who had planned to meet Democrat leadership as part of a bipartisan effort to come up with an infrastructure deal, reacted to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s jab earlier in the day that claimed he was engaged in a cover-up. “I don’t do cover-ups,” Trump flatly stated, also claiming that he was the “most transparent president” in history.

Trump noted that it would be impossible to work with Democrats “under these circumstances.” He added, “I’ve said from the beginning that you probably can’t go down two tracks. You can go down the investigation track, and you can go down the investment track.” He then argued, “I respect Congress” but “what they have done is abuse.”

Pelosi shot back, questioning his manhood: “For some reason, maybe it was lack of confidence on his part … he just took a pass.” Bizarrely, she added, “I pray for the president of the United States, and I pray for the United States of America.”

And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared, “It’s clear this was not a spontaneous move on the president’s part. It was planned.” Yes, Trump is the reality TV president. But the real planned show has been the Democrats’ obstruction game for the last two-plus years, including Pelosi’s comments to irritate Trump earlier in the day. The Wall Street Journal sarcastically observes, “Doesn’t this President understand that he is supposed to take a daily beating on his way to impeachment while also giving Democrats some policy victories?”

After walking out of the scheduled meeting with Pelosi and Schumer, Trump explained, “I want to do infrastructure. I want to do it more than you want to do it. But you know what? You can’t do it under these circumstances.” The president has a valid point. How can he expect to work in good faith with those whose stated objective is to see him removed from office? Democrats — already showing bad faith with their incessant investigations — clearly don’t want to give him a policy accomplishment, either. They just want to drive the country into recession and take back the White House in 2020.

Moreover, Trump won’t let Democrats hold impeachment over his head as blackmail leverage to gain concessions for their own policy demands. Instead, he called their bluff.

As Trump declared in his State of the Union earlier this year, “After 24 months of rapid progress, our economy is the envy of the world, our military is the most powerful on earth, and America is winning each and every day. Members of Congress: The State of our Union is strong. Our country is vibrant and our economy is thriving like never before.” But, he warned, “The only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations. If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation.” Clearly, Democrat members of Congress have chosen ridiculous partisan politics and investigations, not the good of the country.

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