President Donald Trump hit back shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of obstruction, saying he won't negotiate with Democrats on policy while their inquiries continue. (May 22)
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday defended himself as "extremely calm" and once again described himself as "extremely stable genius" as he responded to criticism that he stormed out of a meeting with Democrats a day earlier.

Just hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the episode made about the president's well-being "and the well-being of the United States of America," a mess. "

At a press conference at the White House for farmer relief, Trump attempted to defend his temperament by asking several members of his staff to vouch for his calmness in the meeting. Advisor Kellyanne Conway, White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp and Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, described the president as "very calm."

Neither the White House nor the president denied it with Democrats on Wednesday without giving them a chance to speak Trump then called a hastily arranged news availability in the Rose Garden to say it would not work with Democrats until they were investigated in his campaign and finances. t understand it, ”Trump said of Pelosi's grasp of a proposed trade agreement with Mexico and Canada." She's not the same person. She's lost it. Let's face it, she doesn't understand it. "Pelosi responded just minutes ago after the Roosevelt Room event, saying on Twitter, "When the 'extremely stable genius' starts acting more presidential, I'll be happy to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues." 19] Like what you're reading? Download the USA TODAY app for more

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