Pelosi Laughs When Asked to Describe Relationship With Trump: ‘We Have a Good Rapport’


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) chuckled Thursday when asked to characterize her relationship with President Donald Trump, saying there is a "good rapport" there but mainly focusing on their stark disagreement over tax reform.

After a reporter asked the question, Pelosi paused and smiled, appearing to gather her thoughts for a diplomatic response given her strong criticism of the administration.

"I think we have a good rapport," Pelosi said. "I don't think we've accomplished much together."

Pelosi said she and Trump could find a "path" together on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, although she gently mocked his pronunciation of "DACA."

She went on to rail against the GOP tax overhaul passed this week that will be soon signed into law by Trump, saying it "does violence" to the vision of the Founding Fathers and pillages the middle class.

"Who knows what he's—to use the word loosely—thinking about what he had to sign yesterday, but what he signed as a betrayal of his campaign promises on the campaign trail," Pelosi said.

Trump has not signed the tax bill into law yet, although it is only a matter of time before he does.

Trump memorably sided with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) in September when he made a deal for a short-term debt ceiling hike tied to Hurricane Harvey relief funding. He's colloquially referred to the Democratic leaders as "Chuck and Nancy."

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