1. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walks into weekly meeting
2. Pelosi listens to reporter question UPSOUND (English) "I want to get some clarity on your tariff answer. Are you suggesting that the president's threat of tariffs on Mexican imports is just bad policy or illegal?"
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"No, I'm just saying it's bad policy. The question is though, why does the president have that much authority and that will be questioned. No, I'm just saying that it's wrong. I don't even think it rises to the level of policy. I think it's notion-mongering, again. And it's really, well, let's face what it is -- it's a distraction from the Mueller report. And it's served it's purpose, right? Here we are."
4. Various of reporters
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"We haven't seen anything that we would be overruling and then going to the next step, but I think that this is dangerous territory. This is not a way to treat a friend. It's not a way to deal with Immigration. It's not a way to deal with the humanitarian needs at the border."
6. Pelosi walks into bill enrollment signing of 'H.R. 2157 - Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019'
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:
"I'm about to have the honor of signing this enrollment. And as I said, I sign it, again, honoring our responsibility to be there with the American people in a time of disaster so it turns out, I think I'm also signing one of our first infrastructure pieces of legislation."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning that President Donald Trump's tariffs on Mexico would be punishing for both countries.
Pelosi said Wednesday the 5% tariff Trump is threatening on the longtime U.S. ally is "not a way to treat a friend." She said it's also not a way to deal with immigration.
She also said that the president decided to bring up the idea as a distraction "from the Mueller report."
Trump wants to slap tariffs on all imported Mexican goods starting Monday to push the Mexican government to do more to halt illegal immigration.
Republican senators vowed to block Trump's plan. But Trump tweeted support from California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, suggesting House Republicans would back him.
Pelosi said she's not sure how Congress would vote on the tariffs until Trump sends an actual proposal. All she has now, she said, are his tweets and comments.
Earlier in the morning, Pelosi signed off on a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, a measure stalled for months by infighting, misjudgement, and a presidential feud with Democrats. The bill will now be sent to President Trump to sign into law.