In case you missed it, Nancy Pelosi — caving to pressure from Democrats who want to begin impeachment proceedings — told reporters this morning, “We do believe that it’s important to follow the facts. We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States, and we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”
Pelosi, Schumer and other Democratic leaders were then set to meet with Trump soon thereafter to discuss improving infrastructure. Democrats and Trump agreed in spirit on spending $2 trillion to do so, but Trump had found zero ways to come up with even $1 trillion and, besides, on the eve before meeting over infrastructure, Trump changed his mind and decided not to move ahead with an infrastructure plan until Democrats agreed on a trade deal, a bait-and-switch I assumed he learned from the ghostwriter of The Art of the Deal.
In either case, it’s all moot, because Trump walked into the meeting with Democratic leaders today to discuss infrastructure, but in light of Pelosi’s comments that Trump is “engaged in a cover-up,” decided to blow up the meeting, which he learned from The Art of the Deal: Toddler Edition.
On CNN, @Phil_Mattingly reporting that Trump walked in, didn’t shake anyone’s hand or take a seat, said his piece, and left before anyone else could speak.— Mike Warren (@MichaelRWarren) May 22, 2019
Trump: “I walked into the room and I told Sen Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, I want to do infrastructure…but you know what you can’t do it under these circumstances. So get these phony investigations over with”— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 22, 2019
Trump told Dem leaders they need to drop their investigations before talking about anything legislatively https://t.co/FUAYkQ1AcM— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 22, 2019
The Democrats are not going to drop their investigations. In fact, the Democrats are only going to increase the number of investigations and apply more pressure, which basically means that Trump won’t even entertain legislation as long as he is in office, which is to say: What even is the point of Trump now?
In either respect, the man is not helping his case.
Remember, most people *do* think that Trump committed crimes and believe the conclusions of the Mueller report. They just don't think it warrants impeachment. Trump is really going to test the public's patience if he acts indignant about having been investigated.— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) May 22, 2019
Thus ends another Infrastructure Week.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 22, 2019