President Donald Trump Friday slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the push for impeachment and accused of her being too much under the control of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to bring the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) up for a vote in the House, a claim the labor leader called "laughable."
"Pelosi is totally incompetent," the president complained of the California Democrat during an hour-long interview with Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "She's lost, absolutely lost. She doesn't know what she's doing. She hasn't done anything. She can't get anything approved."
Part of that is because of Trumka, said Trump.
Trumka is a "good guy, a big union guy," said Pelosi, but he "has her mortified. She won't do USMCA. Everybody in the country wants it, farmers, manufacturers, Richard Trumka plays her like a fiddle. I predict she won't even do it. She has such pressure on her to do it. All she has to do is put it to a vote."
"Crazy Nancy Pelosi, who by the way is going to go down as the worst speaker in the history of the House of Representatives, she hasn't done anything," said Trump. "She is like, paralyzed. She cannot do anything."
Trumka, on Twitter, called Trump's accusations, or the idea that anyone could "play Pelosi like a fiddle is laughable…(she) wants the same thing we do: an enforceable agreement that actually works for workers.”
The AFL-CIO would support the "new NAFTA" if it benefitted workers, said Trumka, but "it's simply not there yet."
He also complained about loopholes that are keeping the wall at the U.S.-Mexico border from proceeding, blaming the matter on loopholes that Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY. back.
"I could end those loopholes in 15 minutes with crazy Nancy Pelosi and Schumer," Trump said. "They don't want to meet about them because they like trouble. They don't care about the country. The more trouble they have, the better it is for them, they think the worst it is for me. I got the wall built despite them fighting me."
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