House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went off on CNN’s reporter Manu Raju after he relentlessly barraged Pelosi with questions about Trump.
CNN’s Raju interviewed Nancy Pelosi today at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2019 Fiscal Summit: Building America’s Future. However, what is interesting here is that he immediately started bothering Pelosi with questions about Trump.
From the beginning, Pelosi indicated a reluctance to speak about Trump, telling Raju “I’m done with him!”
However, Raju was not having it. He continued to ask questions about Trump.
“Another issue over the weekend was the president backing off his threat on tariffs on Mexico, he says that he deserves credit for enforcing, forcing Mexico to take a tougher line on the immigration issue. Do you think the president…” Raju began, but Pelosi interrupted him.
“If I had been invited to talk about the president, I would have had more important work to do at home,” Pelosi said, to applause from the audience. “Really. Really.”
“But do you think the president deserves credit?” Raju pressed on.
“No,” Pelosi responded, “everybody knows that those issues were, if they were agreed to, they were agreed to long before the president made the announcement, a, but they were designed to take your attention away from the Mueller report, look at the timing.”
“This all happened a while back, and even now the foreign minister of Mexico is saying that’s not really, the way the president describes it is not really the way, what we have agreed to,” Pelosi added
“But the fact is that I come here, each year, very complimented to have the invitation of the Peterson family,” Pelosi continued.
“Peterson, to me, was a national hero,” Pelosi said and added, “So I feel very honored always to be invited to this.”
“I want to ask you a question about the budget,” Raju said.
“Oh my goodness! “Glory hallelujah!” Pelosi said, to laughter from the crowd, then added one more shot at Raju.
“But I will not be part of the diversion tactics of the White House that you are obviously into,” Pelosi said.
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