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Jeffries: Trump ‘pretends to be a tough guy'

Posted On: May 26, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Jeffries: Trump ‘pretends to be a tough guy'

President Donald Trump is little more than a “studio gangster” who “pretends to be a tough guy,” House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said Sunday morning. “You know, the president didn't just walk out on a meeting with Nancy Pelosi and infrastructure, Chuck. He walked out on the American people,” Jeffries told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd. Trump walked out of an infrastructure meeting with Democrats last week, effectively ending negotiations for the time being, stating that he wouldn't resume work with the left until they stop investigating him. “Donald Trump is functionally a studio gangster,” Jeffries said. “He pretends to be a tough guy but he his really just playing that role on TV. Hopefully, he will have gotten this temper tantrum out of his system. He can come back from Japan. We have crumbling bridges, roads, tunnels, airports, mass transportation systems. We need to get to work to fix it. We have a plan and we'd like to do it in a bipartisan way.” That said,...

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