‘Interesting timing’: Dems praise Trump, spin USMCA deal reached hours after articles of impeachment filed

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats must think the American people are the entirely stupid.

How else can the “ludicrous” act of praising President Donald Trump for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) an hour or so after announcing articles of impeachment against the president be explained?

The optics being that Democrats want the American people to believe that the party is still focused on the people’s business amid a partisan obsession with taking down the president, undermining the GOP’s “Do-Nothing Democrats” talking point.

And to suggest that they are reasonable and willing to work with the president when there’s common ground, even if the last three years runs counter to that narrative.

After announcing two articles of impeachment Tuesday morning against President Trump, alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Pelosi and Co. stood in from of cameras to announced they have reached a deal with the White House on the trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

“This is a day we’ve all been working to and working for on the path to yes,” Pelosi said.


“There is no question of course that this trade agreement is much better than NAFTA, but in terms of our work here, it is infinitely better than what was initially proposed by the administration,” Pelosi said.

When asked why give Trump a victory on a major legislative issue while proceeding with articles of impeachment, Pelosi said: “We’re declaring victory for the American worker and what is in this agreement.”

She also insisted it was “not a coincidence” the USMCA agreement was announced on the same day as articles of impeachment.

“It’s just that as we get to the end of a session, there have to be some decisions made,” Pelosi said.

Of course, the speaker sat on the legislation for months and months.

In an October tweet, the president complained that “Nervous Nancy” was taking too long.

Sen. Joni Earnst, R-Iowa, noted in a tweet Tuesday that Pelosi “sat on USMCA for 1 YEAR.”

But today, of all days, Democrats finally see the light, making for interesting timing, as former game show host Chuck Woolery tweeted:

Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:


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