Pelosi: Trump Has Nothing To Show For His Presidency

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House minority leader Nancy Pelosi challenges Republicans to do something, telling ABC's George Stephanopoulos that Donald Trump has nothing to show for his presidency.

"In a couple of days, it will be 40 days, 40 hours, 40 years in the desert -- 40 is fraught with meaning and symbolism," she explained, listing all the things President Obama had done at this point in his presidency.

About the promise to repeal Obamacare, she said: "They've come up with nothing. They say repeal and replace. That has alliteration. But that's all it has going for it because they don't have a replacement. What they have put forth and outlined will cost more to consumers. It will cover fewer people. It will give tax breaks to the wealthiest people."

"So when he makes his address on the 40 days that he has been president, he has nothing to show for it but fear in every way. To people who are sick, fear, to people who are immigrants, fear, to people who are concerned about the greed on Wall Street taking us back to where we were," she said.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Michael Moore put out a tweet this week. He said tell your senators and house members now, you want them to cease all business until they appoint a special committee on Trump and the Russians. He gave the phone number there as well. Are you ready to go that far?

PELOSI: Well, let me just say, there is no business. Let me just -- let's put this in time. You did at the beginning of the show. In a couple of days, it will be 40 days, 40 hours, 40 years in the desert -- 40 is fraught with meaning and symbolism.

When President Obama was sworn in on the steps of Capitol, he asked for swift, bold action now for jobs and education for the 21st Century, a list, an agenda. One week and one day from that swearing in, the House passed the ARRA, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. One week later, the Senate passed it. On February 17th, Four weeks from his inauguration, he signed a bill which saved or created 4 million jobs.

He had already signed Lilly Ledbetter, signed SCHIP, the children's health insurance program. By the time he had his first address to the joint session, that is as it is called, the first speech, he could say, this is what I asked for, this is what we have done in the first four weeks.

What has the Trump administration done from their inaugural address, where they talked about decay and carnage? They've done nothing except put Wall Street first, make America sick again, instill fear in our immigrant population in our country, and make sure that Russia maintains its grip, its grip on our foreign policy.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You saw Sarah Sanders right there, they're going to talk about Obamacare on Tuesday night. Would not say that the president can guarantee.

PELOSI: No, they can't guarantee because, you know what, the Republicans have been baying at the moon for seven years, in March it was seven years since the president signed the bill. They've been baying at the moon that they had a better idea.

They've come up with nothing. They say repeal and replace. That has alliteration. But that's all it has going for it because they don't have a replacement. What they have put forth and outlined will cost more to consumers. It will cover fewer people. It will give tax breaks to the wealthiest people.

Imagine in what the president wants to do, the 400 wealthiest families in America will get a tax break of $7 million a year.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But if they do follow through and repeal Obamacare, won't Democrats...

PELOSI: They won't be able to do that.

STEPHANOPOULOS: They're not going to be able to do it?

PELOSI: How can they do it? They do not have the votes. They have alliteration. But they don't have votes...

So when he makes his address on the 40 days that he has been president, he has nothing to show for it but fear in every way. To people who are sick, fear, to people who are immigrants, fear, to people who are concerned about the greed on Wall Street taking us back to where we were.


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