Conway clashes with Pelosi after Trump infrastructure blowup

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump's 2020 campaign strategy is to be above the law Democrats ask OSC to review whether Kushner violated Hatch Act Democrats ask OSC to review whether Kushner violated Hatch Act MORE engaged in a tense exchange with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCalifornia Democrat in swing district calls for Trump impeachment inquiry California Democrat in swing district calls for Trump impeachment inquiry Overnight Defense: US to send 1K more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions | Iran threatens to break limit on uranium production in 10 days | US accuses Iran of 'nuclear blackmail' | Details on key defense bill amendments MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday after President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE suddenly cut short a meeting on infrastructure.

Trump left the meeting after berating Democrats for roughly three minutes about their investigations and Pelosi's claim that he had “engaged in a cover-up.”

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Pelosi then told others who remained that former Presidents Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt worked with their opponents to solve infrastructure problems but added that she was not surprised Trump walked away, according to a source familiar with the exchange.

Conway then turned to Pelosi and asked if she had “a direct response to the president.”

When Pelosi replied that she was responding to the president, and not to his staff, Conway replied, “Really great. That’s really pro-woman of you.”

The back-and-forth underscored the animosity between Trump and Democrats following the president’s decision to pull the plug on infrastructure talks.

After leaving the meeting, Trump aired his grievances with Pelosi over her “cover-up” allegation and threatened to halt all work with Democrats if they do not stop investigating him.