Earlier today, Donald Trump thought that the best idea he had for the day was to allow cameras in to broadcast his “private” negotiations and meeting with Democrats Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. That did not go well, as Pelosi and Schumer handed Trump his ass over and over again for about ten minutes on live television.
The situation was something of a disaster, as it once again laid bare the complete disconnect between this administration and the general will of the people—and basic facts. When Pelosi and Schumer spoke to reporters outside afterwards, they explained why they didn’t just dump a bag of ice on the president’s head and walk out of the room.
Pelosi: We don’t want to contradict the president when he is putting forth figures that have no reality, no basis in fact. We have to, if we’re going to proceed in all of this, have evidence-based, factual, truthful information about what works and what doesn’t. I didn’t want to, in front of those people, say, “You don’t know what you’re talking about.”