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In Rose Garden, Trump Tries Blackmail To Protect Cover-Up

Literally holding US infrastructure hostage until Congress stops investigating him.

So-called President -- stupid crazy and derelict in his duties -- Donald Trump ranted to the rose bushes outside the White House Wednesday, saying that he would not consider an infrastructure bill unless Congress stops investigating him.

Here's John Harwood with the understatement of the day:

Pelosi would appear to have gotten under his skin again

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood)

Anybody think this was a unrehearsed, unplanned announcement after his meeting with Pelosi and Schumer regarding infrastructure? This podium was set up before the meeting.

Podium set up in the Rose Garden with statistics on the Mueller investigation.

— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus)

Schumer called him out on it:

Schumer explains that they went to the WH to present a 33 page plan for Infrastructure and Trump had pre-planned exit strategy because he couldn't pay for it so he ran away. He had pre-printed signs for the Rose Garden and was prepared to use this excuse the whole time.

— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule)

And Trump actually said he "doesn't do coverups."

Trump declared “I don’t do cover ups”—two weeks after his ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, began a 3-yr prison sentence for crimes including arranging hush payments to two women to stop them from talking about alleged affairs with Trump. Prosecutors say he did so at Trump’s direction.

— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus)

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