The gloves were off when CNN’s Jamie Gangel sat down with departing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at the Chinese restaurant Hunan Dynasty in Washington, D.C. for what she touted as the “first-ever joint interview” with the two leading Democrats.
Gangel seems to have instigated a nasty conversation, and she was not disappointed when the two disparaged their previous president.
“I want to talk about how the two of you navigated working with former President Trump,” Gangel said at one point.
“We had a good time,” Schumer responded with a sarcastic chuckle.
Gangel then noted that Pelosi “got under” Trump’s skin, which happened frequently. “Was there a strategy when you went into a meeting?” Gangel asked. “Was there a good cop/bad cop?”
Pelosi’s response disregarded not only the U.S. Constitution and our nation’s history, but also the Bible.
While picking food out of her teeth with her tongue, Pelosi criticized Trump’s inaugural comments, “So I’m thinking, ‘How is he going to begin?’” Pelosi noted. “Is he going to quote the Constitution, American history, [a] poet, the Bible?” She then attempted to mock the former president by lowering her head and her hands, as if speaking at a podium. “‘You know, I won the popular vote,’” she said, mimicking Trump. “And I said, ‘Mr. President, that’s just not true.”
The two then revealed the amount of hate they shown toward the U.S. president.
“We sort of set him up, instinctively. We didn’t plan this,” Schumer said in reference to the first government shutdown that took place under Trump’s watch. “Chuck was masterful,” Pelosi remarked. “He was masterful.”
“She set him up so I could go in for the kill,” Schumer added.
“He’s talking to [Trump] about the government shutdown and about the immigrants and the rest,” Pelosi said. “And he says, ‘I take ownership.’”
Regarding the set-up, Schumer added: “So I said, ‘Mr. President, will you own the shutdown?’” So, “‘Yes,” Trump replied, “I will.’”
Following last month’s midterm elections, in which the Democrats maintained and then increased their majority by a single vote, Schumer stated that this was validation for the party’s agenda and that he would continue to pursue it despite skyrocketing inflation, a chaotic southern border, and rising interest rates.
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“With the races now called in Arizona and Nevada, Democrats will have a majority again in the Senate. And I will be the majority leader,” Schumer said, per Fox News Digital. “This election is a victory, a victory and a vindication for Democrats, our agenda, and for the America and for the American people.” CONTINUE READING…