President Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week to discuss an infrastructure bill which ultimately totaled a whopping $2 trillion.  

During the meeting, the president even offered the Pelosi a Tic Tac, according to a New York Times article written by Annie Karni, Emily Cochrane and Alan Rappeport.

She accepted, and a nation swooned over the display of congeniality. Afterwards, all participants emerged in a fog of hopeful bipartisanship.

Trump tweeted about this bipartisan bill. “There is nothing easy about a USA Infrastructure Plan, especially when our great Country has spent an astounding 7 trillion dollars in the Middle East over the last 19 years,” he wrote. “But I am looking hard at a bipartisan plan of 1 to 2 trillion dollars. Badly needed!”

Schumer was also enthusiastic. The minority leader also took to Twitter. “We agreed on a number that was very, very good — $2 trillion for infrastructure,” Schumer wrote. “Originally we had started a little lower. Even the president was eager to push it up to $2 trillion.”

He also noted the presence of an uncharacteristic “goodwill” during the discussions, describing the tone as “different than some of the other meetings that we’ve had.” This was the first time this group had sat down together since the acrimonious 35-day government shutdown.

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