House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to associate the actions of the Trump administration to elephant dung. This happened during the conclusion of a discussion about the ongoing negotiations for a new coronavirus relief bill.
On ABC’s “This Week,” Pelosi said, “Because we want to have an agreement we can come to negotiation, and we can do it now but what’s the difference, a few days, except we can have it before the election, which we want it as soon as possible.”
“And I certainly want it because I don’t want to have to be sweeping after this dumpings of this elephant as we go into a new presidency in a few short months,” she added.
This is Just One of Trump's TACTICS, to Get Pelosi to UP THE ANTE…Remember,He Wants to GO BIG! Pelosi says she doesn't want to sweep up 'dumpings of this elephant' after Trump presidencyhttps://t.co/ryZSuExvKz
— Katherine Lunbery (@KatherineLunbe2) October 18, 2020
Fox News mentioned that the House Speaker didn’t clarify whether “elephant” referred to Republicans in general or President Trump in particular.
Much of the interview discussed negotiations between Democrats and Republicans about the next pandemic response package. According to Fox News, Pelosi said they have 48 hours to reach a deal to pass legislation before the upcoming election.
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“On this subject where we have agreement, we don’t have agreement on the language yet, but I’m hopeful,” Pelosi said. She also mentioned that the administration changed terms like “requirements” to “recommendations,” and “plan” to “strategy,” and “shall” to “may.”
“When you say ‘may’ you’re giving the president a slush fund,” Pelosi said. “He may do this, he may grant, he may withhold,” she added. On the other hand, the word “shall” means they must follow the science.