Just months ago, Nancy Pelosi’s grip on power was tested again by rebellious Democrats frustrated with her leadership. Now she’s strategizing with President Donald Trump in phone calls and over dinner at the White House.
The dramatic reversal of fortune for the longtime House Democratic leader is forcing even her loudest critics to reconsider.
“While she’s here in this leadership position, I think there’s no one better to do the job,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), who vocally pushed for a leadership change earlier this summer. “I think this is a good start.”
Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have lately connected with Trump in a way that Republican leaders seem unable to do, exerting an almost unseen level of sway over a president who thrives on chaos and bucking convention. The two Democratic leaders dined with Trump Wednesday night, in the latest sign of a burgeoning bipartisan relationship.
Last week, Pelosi and Schumer secured a three-month debt limit deal with Trump over the objections of GOP leaders. She also received a commitment from the president to sign a bill to protect young undocumented immigrants and even perusaded him to tweet a note of encouragement to so-called Dreamers.
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