Pelosi Says Trump ‘Has No Jobs Bill’ 4 Times When Asked if Dems Can Work With Him

• February 26, 2017 12:33 pm


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that President Trump does not have a jobs bill four separate times when asked if there are issues that Democrats can work with the president on.

"Are there any issues where you feel you can still work with the president?" Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi on ABC's "This Week."

He gave an example of a policy idea Trump campaigned on that seemed to sit well with Democrats.

"Back in November, you talked about infrastructure," Stephanopoulos said. "He [Trump] talked about, perhaps, a $1 trillion infrastructure plan. We don't know if he's going to propose one on Tuesday. Is that something the Democrats can get behind?"

Pelosi agreed to discuss the proposal and told Stephanopoulos a nickname she came up with for Trump before saying "he has no jobs bill" four times.

"Because I call him the deflector in chief," Pelosi said. "He has no jobs bill. I talked about President Obama in the first four weeks, 4 million jobs. He has no jobs bill, so he's got to talk about the press. He has no jobs bill, so he has to talk about kids–transgender kids in school. He has no jobs bill, so he has to talk about immigrants and have a ban on Muslims coming to to country."

"All of this is a deflection from the fact that he has done nothing," she continued. "So, we haven't seen–we haven't seen a jobs bill. We haven't seen–"

Stephanopoulos asked if she has an open mind about working with Trump.

Pelosi deflected the question, criticizing Trump for his proposed infrastructure bill.

"If he has, as I have said to him and as I've said publicly, if he has an infrastructure bill that really helps to address the deficit we have in our infrastructure in our country, let's talk about," she said. "But if it is, yet again, another tax break for his rich friends, disguised as an infrastructure bill, we're not going there."