Pelosi Says Trump Had ‘Temper Tantrum’; Trump Insists He Was ‘Very Polite And Calm’

Presumptive Speaker, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and US President Donald Trump argue before a meeting at the White House December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (... Presumptive Speaker, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and US President Donald Trump argue before a meeting at the White House December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 23, 2019 7:30 a.m.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to her House members Wednesday saying that President Donald Trump had a “temper tantrum” instead of attending the infrastructure meeting with congressional leadership.

“Democrats are here for the country,” she wrote. “Sadly, the only job the President seems to be concerned with is his own. He threatened to stop working with Democrats on all legislation unless we end oversight of his Administration and he had a temper tantrum for us all to see.”

Trump did not like that.

Trump said he stormed out of the meeting because earlier in the day Pelosi had accused him of “engaging in a cover-up.” In a dueling press conference after Trump’s, Pelosi suggested that Trump lacks the “confidence” to tackle an issue the magnitude of infrastructure reform.

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