After stopping the infrastructure talks with congressional Democratic leaders President Donald Trump bashed them during an appearance at the White House Rose Garden.
Trump’s remarks came shortly after Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that he was “engaged in a cover-up.”
“I don’t do cover-ups,” Trump said after leaving the meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer.
“I walked into the room and I told Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi that I want to do infrastructure … but you know what, you can’t do it under these circumstances,” he said.
The President added that he is annoyed that the scheduled meeting on infrastructure took place after a House Democratic caucus meeting focused on his possible impeachment.
He said he told the top Democrats to “get these phony investigations over with” before talks could resume.
“I’ve said from the beginning you can’t go down two tracks,” he said.
The President blasted the probe as a “total hoax” that “hurt us in so many ways.”