Trump on Pelosi's prayers: Thanks, 'I know you truly mean it'

Trump on Pelosi's prayers: Thanks, 'I know you truly mean it'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE on Wednesday tore into House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiNJ governor calls for assessment of coronavirus response after crisis abates Overnight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims Hillicon Valley: Zoom draws new scrutiny amid virus fallout | Dems step up push for mail-in voting | Google to lift ban on political ads referencing coronavirus MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats press Trump, GOP for funding for mail-in ballots Schumer doubles down in call for Trump to name coronavirus supply czar Trump lashes out at Schumer over call for supply czar MORE (D-N.Y.) after he abruptly ended a meeting with the Democratic leaders.

Trump argued in a series of tweets that congressional Democrats can "continue the Witch Hunt which has already cost $40M and been a tremendous waste of time and energy for everyone in America, or get back to work." 

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"You can’t go down two tracks at the same time. Let Chuck, Nancy, Jerry, Adam and all of the rest finish playing their games," he continued, referring to Reps. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse Judiciary Committee postpones hearing with Barr amid coronavirus outbreak House Democrats plead with key committee chairman to allow remote voting amid coronavirus pandemic Pelosi rejects calls to shutter Capitol: 'We are the captains of this ship' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffPelosi forms House committee to oversee coronavirus response 5 reasons Democrats fear Trump's coronavirus briefings Democrats introduce bill to set up commission to review coronavirus response MORE (D-Calif.), who chair the House's Judiciary and Intelligence committees, respectively.

The president also appeared to sarcastically thank Pelosi for her saying earlier in the day that she prays for him, tweeting, "Nancy, thank you so much for your prayers, I know you truly mean it!"

"Democrat leadership is tearing the United States apart, but I will continue to set records for the American People," he added.

Trump abruptly ended an infrastructure meeting at the White House after Pelosi accused him of a "cover up" earlier Wednesday morning, pointing to his administration's handling of various congressional probes.

The president said he would not continue to work with Democrats until they stopped their investigations into his administration. 

After ending the meeting, Trump appeared in the White House Rose Garden where he urged Democrats to “get these phony investigations over with.”

“I’ve said from the beginning that you probably can’t go down two tracks,” Trump said. “You can go down the investigation track or you can go down the investment track … We’re going to go down one track at a time,” he said. 

Schumer and Pelosi condemned the president's move

“To watch what happened in the White House would make your jaw drop,” Schumer told reporters. “We came here very seriously.” 

“I was prepared to give him a 35-page plan detailing this in all the areas I mentioned and more that had the broad support of Senate and House Democrats,” Schumer added.

Pelosi told reporters after blasting Trump's behavior: “In any event, I pray for the president of the United States and I pray for the United States of America."

The Democratic leader has previously said that she has prayed for Trump. Recounting her first meeting with him after he took office, Pelosi said he was "insecure" about election vote totals.

"I prayed for him,” she said in 2017. “But more importantly, I prayed for the United States of America.”