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 TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE on Wednesday tore into House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Justice Department says Trump's tax returns should be released | Democrats fall short of votes for extending eviction ban House adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban Photos of the Week: Olympic sabre semi-finals, COVID-19 vigil and a loris MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerSenate infrastructure talks spill over into rare Sunday session Senate holds sleepy Saturday session as negotiators finalize infrastructure deal An August ultimatum: No recess until redistricting reform is done 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 NadlerBiden backs effort to include immigration in budget package Biden to meet with 11 Democratic lawmakers on DACA: report Britney Spears's new attorney files motion to remove her dad as conservator MORE (D-N.Y.) and Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOfficers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe Five things to watch as Jan. 6 panel begins its work 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.”