Based on various reports, Nancy Pelosi said that the surprise debt ceiling deal she and Senate minority leader Schumer cut with President Trump was partly a function of Schumer being able to “speak New York” to Trump.
Here’s how it came down:
Scene: White House, Oval Office
Dramatis personae: Trump, Mnuchin, Pelosi, Schumer, a couple of Republicans
Mnuchin: (droning on…): And so, based on market expectations, and the recent rise in the risk premiums of bonds with short-term maturities, we estimate the prudent path forward…
Trump: Stifle for a New York minute, will ya, Stevie. Lemme ax you one, simple question. What the %&(* you talkin’ about?!!?
Schumer: Word to that. Donnie, fuggetaboutit, right? I mean, these mooks got nothin.’ Whaddya say we cut a deal–boom!–right here, right now?
Trump: You got it, Chuck. Let’s do this and go get a slice.
Schumer: No, let’s do this and go get some Chinese!
Trump: You freakin’ kiddin’ me; those guys are eatin’ our lunch.
Schumer: Exactly, so let’s go eat their lunch!
Trump: That’s beautiful, Chuck. You da man. Nancy, you in??
[end of scene]