President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Nov. 19, criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for allowing legislators to meet in Congress over the impeachment inquiry instead of voting for a renewed North American free trade agreement, which was introduced last year.
During a meeting with the White House Cabinet, the president said Pelosi was an “overrated” and “incompetent” woman for not approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, better known as USMCA, according to Fox News.
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) is a trilateral trade pact that promises to encourage investment in U.S. factories and jobs, as well as the implementation of new dispute resolution commitments and new rules for automotive wages, labor standards, exchange rates, and for digital businesses in North America.
However, the trilateral treaty must first be approved in Congress, and as Fox News indicates, the Democrats have demanded changes designed to do more to protect workers and the environment.
Regarding the role of the congresswoman and the impeachment process that Democratic lawmakers are advancing against him, the President Trump said, “You have a kangaroo court led by little shifty Schiff.”
The president praised the Republican representatives, indicating that they were “absolutely killing it” because the impeachment hearings are a “big scam.”
As for the hearings held so far, Pelosi showed her discomfort regarding the statements of the representatives of the Republican Party in an interview last Sunday by CBS.
During the interview, Pelosi stated that the Ukraine Case is “much worse” than Watergate, to which moderator Margaret Brennan said, “Well, Republicans argue that point.”
Pelosi immediately interrupted her: “I really have a real discomfort level of responding to what Republicans say because they are in denial about what has happened in the country,” and then added: “I find it a waste of my time and yours to just be talking about what Republicans say.”
Brennan replied, “However, I want to let you respond to the argument that Republicans are making in the messages. That the grounds for impeachment…”
Pelosi interrupted her and said: “But I don’t want to respond. Let it stand. Let their argument stand. Because it’s on such quicksand that I don’t even want to have it given any more visibility by my dignifying any of their misrepresentations of what they say.”
Meanwhile, at Tuesday’s hearing, House legislators heard testimony from Jennifer Williams a top foreign policy aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official, who reviewed the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, about which the entire impeachment process revolves.
On the same Tuesday, President Trump also took the opportunity to address the media and criticize the skeptical way in which they had been reporting on his recent visit to the hospital.
“These people are sick,” President Trump said. “The press in this country is really dangerous… We have very corrupt media.”