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Trump, Pelosi exchange insults as feud intensifies

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President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) traded barbs throughout the day on Thursday, intensifying the bitter back-and-forth that led the president…
President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) traded barbs throughout the day on Thursday, intensifying the bitter back-and-forth that led the president just a day earlier to threaten he’d no longer work with the Democrats on their top legislative priorities. Trump launched the skirmish early, saying the Democrats were pursuing “fake work” with their ongoing investigations into the administration — including those related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference — and renewing his vow to eschew collaboration until the probes cease. That was all before 8 a.m.
“When the ‘extremely stable genius’ starts acting more presidential, I’ll be happy to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues,” Pelosi responded on Twitter.
The volley of taunting attacks marks a sharp departure from the „Kumbaya“ moment the pair had shared just three weeks ago during their first White House meeting on infrastructure, where Trump, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N. Y.) shocked Washington by emerging with an agreement for a whopping $2 trillion package to shore up deteriorating roads, bridges, waterways and other projects around the country. In that April 30 meeting, the issue of Democratic investigations did not come up. “Building infrastructure in America has never been a partisan issue,” Pelosi said afterward, “and we hope to go forward in a very nonpartisan way.

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