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President Donald Trump says he won't negotiate policy with congressional Democrats while they continue to investigate him.
In a hastily arranged appearance Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden, President Trump said it's impossible to negotiate on infrastructure or other issues while the inquiries continue.
President Trump said, "You can't do it."
He complained about the investigations after a meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer that was supposed to be about an infrastructure plan.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump "took a pass" on working together with Democrats to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure.
Pelosi spoke at the Capitol after a brief meeting with President Trump at the White House. After the meeting, President Trump said he won't work with Democrats as long as they are moving ahead with investigations of his administration.
Pelosi said congressional Democrats went to the White House "in a spirit of bipartisanship to find common ground" on infrastructure. She told reporters afterward: "For some reason, maybe it was lack of confidence on his part. ... he just took a pass."
She added that "In any event, I pray for the president of the United States."
Hours earlier, Pelosi had told reporters that President Trump is involved in a "cover-up."