Pelosi slams Trump: ‘Maybe he thinks it’s OK not to pay people’
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) slammed Trump and his shutdown during her weekly press conference, saying, “Maybe he thinks it’s okay not to pay people who do work. I don’t. And my caucus doesn’t either.”
Speaker Pelosi was asked if she was trying to deny Trump a platform by recommending that the annual address be postponed until the shutdown is resolved.
Currently the Secret Service, including Trump’s protective detail, is working without pay because of his refusal to support legislation without funding for a useless border wall.
Pelosi responded, “I’m not denying him a platform at all, I’m saying let’s get a date when government is open. Let’s pay the employees. Maybe he thinks it’s okay not to pay people who do work. I don’t. And my caucus doesn’t either.”
Trump is infamous for refusing to pay hundreds of contractors who did work for the Trump Organization, instead skipping out on his bills and obligations.
Pelosi’s comment shows that she understands that the American people are with her on re-opening the government, oppose Trump’s wall tantrum, and believe that thousands of workers deserve to be paid for their work.
Published with permission of The American Independent. Attribution: Oliver Willis.