President Donald Trump challenged Thursday the Congressional Democrats’ description of his demeanor at a meeting with Democrats at the White House on Wednesday.
Both Pelosi and Schumer said the president was furious and angry during their meeting, which Trump denied.
“You had the group, Cryin’ Chuck, Crazy Nancy, I tell you what I’ve been watching her, and I have been watching her for a long period of time –she’s not the same person,” Trump said, recalling the meeting in which he said he was “very calm.”
The president commented on the meeting during an event with farmers and ranchers to unveil a $16 billion aid package to help alleviate the economic stress of the trade tariff fight with China.
Trump asked staffers to verify his recollection of the meeting, including White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Strategic Communications Director Mercedes Schlapp, Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway, and Senior Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow, and Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley who all agreed that he was calm during the meeting.