Wednesday morning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi emerged from a meeting with impeachment hungry Democrats and accused President Trump of a coverup.
Speaker Pelosi: "The President of the United States is engaged in a coverup." pic.twitter.com/w7YFyo0M61— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) May 22, 2019
Now, she's headed to the White House for a meeting with President Trump about infrastructure.
so .... Democrats arrived at the White House for the big infrastructure meeting, and all the White House reporters are now being called to the Rose Garden. Press conference?— David Martosko (@dmartosko) May 22, 2019
In a letter to Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday evening, Trump set the ground rules for the meeting and asked that lawmakers pass the new trade agreement between Mexico, Canada and the U.S. before proceeding on a major infrastructure package.
"I look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to the White House tomorrow to continue our constructive discussion on investing in our Nation's infrastructure. Before we get to infrastructure, it is my strong view that Congress should first pass the important and popular USMCA trade deal. This path breaking deal, already agreed to by the governments of Canada and Mexico, will boost employment growth and create millions of high wage jobs. It will benefit farmers, manufacturing workers, unions, and businesses throughout our great nation. It will replace the job-killing NAFTA, one of the worst trade deals ever entered into by our Nation," Trump wrote.
"Once Congress has passed USMCA, we should turn our attention to a bipartisan infrastructure package. During our first meeting, we agreed that an infrastructure package should modernize our Nation's surface transportation systems, mass transit, airports, ports, and waterways," he continued. "It should improve local wastewater facilities and local household water systems. It should invest in rural broadband and industries of the future, such as advanced manufacturing and artificial intelligence."
Schumer has called for the elimination of NAFTA in the past, but Democrats getting onboard to give President Trump a bipartisan victory is a long shot.