“Well, listen, I don’t think the party of infanticide is exactly praying for anyone. That’s not what they do. We get that,” Trump Jr. said during his appearance on Fox & Friends. “It’s just a consummate attack on American values, on democracy.”
Pelosi made her comments to reporters on May 22 after President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Congressional Democrats about infrastructure spending.
“For some reason, maybe it was lack of confidence on his part, that he really couldn’t match the greatness of the challenge that we have, wasn’t really respectful of the reason—of the Congress and the White House working together. He just took a pass,” Pelosi said, reported Real Clear Politics. “And it just makes me wonder why he did that. In any event, I pray for the president of the United States. And I pray for the United States of America.”
Pelosi After Trump Walked Out Of Infrastructure Meeting: “I Pray For The President” And The Countryhttps://t.co/fKNOHarV7m
— RCP Video (@rcpvideo) May 22, 2019
Trump ended the meeting within minutes of beginning, saying that he couldn’t work with Democrats on these issues until they cease their “phony investigations” on Trump’s finances, tax returns, and other personal transactions. Right before the meeting, Pelosi made a statement to reporters accusing Trump of engaging in “a cover-up.”
The Democrat’s attempt to obtain Trump’s financial records is one of the three investigations launched by key House committees in April. The other probes are seeking the president’s tax returns and the unredacted Mueller report. The number of inquiries led by House Democrats has since grown to 10.
These probes have been criticized as an attempt to impede Trump’s work. The Democrats began their investigations on the president after gaining control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm election and increased the number of probes after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Trump had not colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
“I walked into the room and I told Sen. Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, I want to do infrastructure. I want to do it more than you want to do it. I’d be really good at that. That’s what I do,” Trump said, reported Washinton Examiner. “But you know what? You can’t do it under these circumstances—so get these phony investigations over with.”
In response to Pelosi’s “praying” comments, Trump said, “Democrat leadership is tearing the United States apart, but I will continue to set records for the American People – and Nancy, thank you so much for your prayers, I know you truly mean it!” in a Twitter post.
….Democrat leadership is tearing the United States apart, but I will continue to set records for the American People – and Nancy, thank you so much for your prayers, I know you truly mean it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2019
Trump’s eldest son also commented on the platform Democrats are going to take for the 2020 election, saying “Honestly, this election, 2020, it’s about communism versus freedom. You can choose.”
In the same interview, Trump Jr. also criticized the House Democrats for seeking financial records of President Donald Trump, his companies, and family members, arguing that their subpoenas are so broad, even his 4-year-old daughter could be subject to them.
“In the recent subpoena, anyone, any relative—I mean, Chloe, my 4-year-old daughter, they want to subpoena her records. I mean, that’s part of the scope. Barron Trump, obviously he’s been doing a lot of stuff they want to subpoena. There’s no reasonableness to this,” Trump Jr. said.