As Martin noted earlier, President Donald Trump is never going to deliver on an infrastructure bill. That should tell you all you need to know about his not-so-spontaneous meltdown earlier this morning.
When she and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, arrived at the White House, Mr. Trump was loaded for bear. He walked into the Cabinet Room and did not shake anyone’s hand or sit in his seat, according to a Democrat informed about the meeting. He said that he wanted to advance legislation on infrastructure, trade and other matters, but that Ms. Pelosi had said something “terrible” by accusing him of a cover-up, according to the Democrat.
After just three minutes, he left the room before anyone else could speak, the Democrat said. From there, he headed to the Rose Garden, where a lectern had been set up with a sign that said “No Collusion, No Obstruction” and gave statistics intended to show that he had cooperated with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.
It’s pretty clear that the Trump’s tantrum was well-planned in advance. It’s also pretty clear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who’s got some experience managing idiots, wasn’t having it. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to castrate a farm animal, the House Speaker just offered a master class.
I almost need a cigarette after that one.