Did Trump Tell Pelosi He Wants to Makes Deals? Pelosi: 'It Was Very Noisy in the Room'

By Susan Jones | November 9, 2018 | 8:12 AM EST

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Callif.) at one of her weekly news conferences. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - The room was so noisy on election night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she was unable to hear the president tell her he wants to make some deals.

CNN's Chris Cuomo asked Pelosi about her election night phone call from the president on Thursday:

"This call from the president to you, my reporting suggests that he called you and said, Nancy I want to make deals. I'll make any kind of deals, I'm here to make deals. We should make deals. Is that your recollection of how the call went?"

"Well, I don't know that he said 'deals,'" Pelosi replied. "It was very noisy in the room. There was a jubilant, jubilant crowd in that room, celebrating our taking back the House for the American people."

Cuomo laughed: "Well-played, Madam Leader. If you could hear over the throng of enthusiasm for your victory, what did you recall?" he asked her.

"I heard the word -- I heard the word infrastructure. That came through clearly. But he said, you know, let's talk how we -- I'm sure we can come to agreement on some things. And we have an obligation to try to find to common ground."

Cuomo wondered if Democrats will work with the president to pass legislation; or will they just be a "check on him," and keep investigating him as a way of blocking his agenda.

"Well, part of what you said. It is our constitutional responsibility to be a check on the Executive Branch," Pelosi said. "And we have the responsibility to have oversight on the agencies of the Executive Branch. And we fully intend to implement that.

"And that shouldn't be a cause of any concern because that's the regular order."

President Trump told a news conference on Wednesday that if Democrats launch multiple investigations into him, he'll investigate them and there will be no cooperation on anything. "If they do that, then it's just -- all it is, is a warlike posture," the president said.

Cuomo told Pelosi, "We both know he will not come to the table with any deals if he feels that he's being investigated."

"Let's hope a level of maturity here will set in, because the American people expect results," Pelosi replied.

"I think what he's afraid of is any personal investigation of him. And I think Democrats will be -- just wait to see what Mueller comes up with, and we'll go from there. But he has no right to threaten, and say I'm not going to cooperate with them."


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