House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are set to meet with President Donald Trump Tuesday to discuss a possible coalition to craft and pass a landmark bipartisan infrastructure bill. Pelosi told reporters she hoped that the president understood that having the meeting in front of the cameras was a really bad idea.
In a meeting leading into the government shutdown, Trump was led into saying he would take full responsibility for the government shutdown. It didn't end well for him, putting the White House and the Republicans in a bind.
“I hope he has learned his lesson” after televising the last meeting, Pelosi said in a leadership meeting Monday night, Politico reported.
Republican leadership in the House have already cautioned Trump against making a deal with Democrats. It foreshadows a possible showdown of whether the GOP controls Trump or Trump controls the GOP.