Trump said he is negotiating with Congress, but dismissed the idea of meeting personally with “Crazy Nancy” Pelosi. “What the Democrats want, they’re slow-rolling it and all they’re really interested in is bailout money to bail out radical left governors and radical left mayors,” he said, citing Chicago, Portland, and New York City as examples. “We’re really not interested in that.”
He added that Democrats failed to act to help Americans still suffering from the effects of the virus and the economic shutdowns. “They’re not interested in the people. They’re not interested in unemployment. They’re not interested in evictions,” Trump said.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows publicly criticized congressional Democrats on Friday for refusing to work with Republicans to negotiate a deal, stating they had made “zero offers”: “The Democrats believe they have all the cards on their side, and they’re willing to play their cards at the expense of those that are hurting,” he said.