During a cabinet meeting Tuesday, President Donald Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her failure to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). He chalked it up to a political ploy. However, the President made it clear that the Democratic efforts aren’t working.
“We have to get USMCA signed. Nancy Pelosi can’t get it off her desk. Just can’t do it. The Democrats want to have it, the unions want it, the farmers want it, the manufacturers want it,” Trump told reporters.
President Trump on @SpeakerPelosi: "The woman is grossly incompetent. All she wants to do is focus on impeachment."
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“I think the woman is grossly incompetent,” said Trump, regarding Pelosi. “And we’re having a problem because Mexico and Canada are calling saying ‘what’s going on’ and it’s sitting on her desk. She doesn’t need Democrats because Democrats are gonna vote for it all she has to do is put it up for a vote.”
Trump reiterated that although Pelosi continues to pledge her support for the agreement, she hasn’t put a pen to paper. He also shared that he’s been led to believe that she’s holding things up because ‘she doesn’t have the impeachment votes.’
“The woman is grossly incompetent. All she wants to do is focus on impeachment, which is just a little pipe dream she’s got and she can keep playing that game ,” Trump said.
This is now the second week of the public impeachment probe headed by House Intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-CA, who President Trump accused of heading a “kangaroo court.” Despite their efforts, President Trump said, Democrats are failing to make ‘political gains’ off of the impeachment process, citing his lead in the polls.