While Donald Trump worries about Democrats going after his job?
Democratic House Speaker Pelosi is pushing for movement in getting the business of governance done…
We’ll see if Trump can get past his ego and worries to do his job….
President Trump has said that an impeachment inquiry would block all prospects for cooperating with Democrats on legislation, but the furor seems to have had little effect so far on the prospects for his signature trade deal, the United States Canada Mexico Agreement (USMCA).
It’s not certain the deal meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will get through Congress, but both sides are sounding positive notes even as they trade barbs over impeachment.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said the trade deal’s path forward was independent of impeachment.
“They have nothing to do with each other,” she said at her weekly press conference, adding that she hoped Trump would find a way to work with Democrats despite the impeachment fight.
“The president has said he wants this U.S. Mexico Canada trade agreement to go forward, and we are awaiting the language on enforceability. Does it mean he can’t do that? That’s really up to him,” she said.
At first brush, Pelosi would seem to have no incentive to reach a deal that could help Trump cement a major campaign promise and take credit for overturning the much-maligned NAFTA.
But Democratic strategists say Pelosi is being strategic, showing that Democrats can “walk and chew gum” at the same time on impeachment while also pushing a Democratic campaign message.
“I think this is almost a way for Pelosi to say we’re doing the business of the people,” says Jonathan Tasini, a Democratic strategist and labor expert….
Trump HAS stayed in touch with Pelosi….