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May 22, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says she's praying for President Trump — and for the nation — after he suddenly ended a meeting to discuss infrastructure.

Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spoke to reporters following Trump reportedly walking out of their meeting five minutes in after Pelosi earlier in the day said that he is "engaged in a cover-up." Trump refused to work with the top Democrats because of what he called their their "phony investigations," also saying, "I don't do cover-ups."

"I pray for the president of the United States, and I pray for the United States of America," Pelosi said. She also speculated that Trump perhaps "took a pass" on their meeting due to "lack of confidence on his part" about their infrastructure negotiations.

Schumer subsequently said that "it's clear that this was not a spontaneous move on the president's part" but that he planned to walk out ahead of time, also saying, "to watch what happened in the White House would make your jaw drop." Brendan Morrow

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