GOP Sen. Kennedy: Pelosi ‘Allowing Her Distaste’ For Trump To Get In Way Of A Deal

January 10, 2019 11:36 a.m.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) said Thursday that if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) put her personal feelings toward President Trump aside, it’d be a lot easier to strike a deal to end the weeks-long government shutdown.

“I would just point out hate is a very underestimated emotion,” Kennedy said on CNN. “I don’t know who said that, but someone did. And I think Mrs. Pelosi is allowing her distaste for the President to interfere with resolving this shutdown.”

There were conflicting reports about the tenor of a meeting between Trump and congressional leaders on Wednesday. The President walked out of the meeting after Pelosi made clear she wouldn’t accede to Trump’s demand for a border wall. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called it a “temper tantrum.” Trump, for his part, called the meeting a “waste of time.”


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