President Trump has had enough of the non-stop investigations by Congressional Democrats; telling top party leaders there will be no new infrastructure bill while endless probes into his investigation continue.
“I came here to do a meeting on infrastructure with Democrats. Not really thinking they want to do infrastructure or anything else other than investigate… I just saw that Nancy Pelosi says she believes the President is engaged in a cover-up. I’m the most transparent President in the history of this country,” said the President from the White House lawn.
President Trump: "I came here to do a meeting on infrastructure with Democrats, not thinking they really wanted to do infrastructure or anything else other than investigate." https://t.co/Q3mRkHBh8r pic.twitter.com/WmoBxnxKrV
— The Hill (@thehill) May 22, 2019
“For some reason, he really couldn’t match the greatness of the challenge that we have. It wasn’t really respectful of the Congress and the White House working together. It makes me wonder why he did that,” said Pelosi following the meeting.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 22, 2019
The stalled talks come weeks after both parties agreed to a tentative infrastructure bill that allocated $2 trillion for the nation’s roads, highways, and rail networks.
President Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi agreed to a bipartisan $2 trillion Infrastructure bill earlier this year; unveiling their plans to help rebuild the nation’s roads, broadband connectivity, and more.
“We agreed on a number that was very, very good — $2 trillion for infrastructure. Originally we had started a little lower. Even the President was eager to push it up to $2 trillion,” said Schumer after meeting the President at the White House.
Sen. Chuck Schumer: "We agreed on a number that was very, very good — $2 trillion for infrastructure. Originally we had started a little lower. Even the President was eager to push it up to $2 trillion." https://t.co/gc7mCediU2 pic.twitter.com/wqejuXLkPD
— The Hill (@thehill) April 30, 2019
“We talked about a number of things we could do. Obviously the roads, the bridges, the highways, but also a big emphasis on broadband, an emphasis on the power grid, and several other issues,” added the Senate Minority Leader.
BACKLASH BUILDS: AOC Defends Use of CAR SERVICES, Says She’s Just ‘Living in the World’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her campaign’s extensive use of car services throughout the 2018 midterm elections over the weekend; bizarrely stating that she’s just “living in the world.”
“I also fly & use A/C. Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future. The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy,” Cortez posted on social media.
I also fly ✈️ & use A/C
Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future.
The Green New Deal is about putting a LOT of people to work in developing new technologies, building new infrastructure, and getting us to 100% renewable energy. https://t.co/DZGE1WwLbn
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 3, 2019
— New York Post (@nypost) March 3, 2019
The Democratic-Socialist’s comments come after the NY Post published an article revealing her campaign spent $23,000 on car services from May 2017 until December 2018; sparking a fierce backlash against the lawmaker who has repeatedly called for the end of cars and other combustion-engine based-vehicles within the decade.
Read the full report at the New York Post.
BAD APPLES: Cuomo, De Blasio UNDER FIRE for $1.5 BILLION in Amazon Kickbacks
Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio found themselves in hot-water this week with Big Apple residents “furious” after they discovered the two leaders agreed to $1.5 billion in taxpayer subsidies for Amazon’s new headquarters in the borough of Queens.
The prominent Democrats were accused of an “immoral waste of taxpayers’ money” as a growing number of constituents griped over the massive kickbacks as the city’s infrastructure continues to age and crumble.
Rallying with @SenGianaris, @RWDSU, @nychange, @ALIGNny, & @MaketheRoadNY to protest #AmazonHQ2 coming to #LIC & to say NO to corporate welfare for the richest man in the world. pic.twitter.com/pElSFzz9Oo
— Jimmy Van Bramer (@JimmyVanBramer) November 14, 2018
“I think if the takeaway from the recent election in Queens, New York City and nationally is that we should actually step up corporate subsidies and billionaires getting billion-dollar bailouts — if that’s the takeaway, somebody’s not got their fingers on the pulse of Democrats, certainly, but people generally in this country,” New York City council member Jimmy Van Bramer.