'We got a bigger vote than the president!': Nancy Pelosi boasts of outplaying Trump in the shutdown fight
Speaking with a group of reporters in the halls of Congress Thursday evening, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi bragged about the fact that the Democrats' proposal to end the government shutdown bested President Donald Trump's plan on the Senate floor earlier in the day.
"We got a bigger vote than the president!" she said enthusiastically.
While both proposals failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to reopen the government, the Democrats' clean funding bill earned a vote of 52-44 in the Senate, while the president's bill, which contains harsh restrictions on asylum law and border wall funding in addition to reopening the government, only received a vote of 50-47.
When Trump spoke about the vote at the White House to reporters, he tried to cast his bill as a "win" — despite the fact that it failed to pass and didn't even win the support of the entire Republican caucus.
It's not clear if Pelosi was directly responding to Trump's claim to have "won."
Watch the clip below:
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