Don’t stop at the toll booth!
Redacted audio from the Trump meeting (12-11-18) with Democrats Pelosi and Schumer:
DON (Vito) TRUMP to Signora Pelosi: Why do you come to me? Why do I deserve this generosity?
PELOSI: If you consider a billion dollars in cash just finance, te salute, Don Vito Trump.
THE DON (gets up to pour Pelosi another chardonnay): I said that I would see you because, I heard that you’re a serious woman, to be treated with respect. (Then, after sitting) But uh, I must say “no” to you — and I’ll give you my reasons. It’s true, I have a lot of friends in the Republican party, but they wouldn’t be friendly very long if they knew my business was caving in to Democrats instead of building a wall, which they regard as a harmless campaign promise. But caving is a dirty business.
PELOSI: Don Vito Trump …
THE DON: It — makes — it doesn’t make any difference to me what a woman does for a living, understand. (Stormy Daniels will tell you that!) But your business is, ah — a little dangerous.
PELOSI: If you’re worried about security for your billions, the Muellers will guarantee it.
MICHAEL “SONNY” PENCE: Aw, you’re telling me that the Muellers will guarantee our investment?
DON (Vito) TRUMP (to Pence): Wait a minute…
[Ivanka and Kushner look at each other, realizing Pence’s faux pas. Pelosi and Schumer notice.]
The DONALD (to Pelosi): I have a sentimental weakness for my children, and I spoil them as you can see; they talk when they should listen. But, anyway, Signora Pelosi, my No is final, and I wish to congratulate you on your new business, and I know you’ll do very well; and good luck to you — as your interests don’t conflict with my interests. Thank you.
[Pelosi, Schumer, Ivanka, and Kushner leave the Oval Office: then General Kelly, who was hiding in the closet.]
THE DONALD to Pence: Michael, come ‘ere. Whattsa matter with you? I think your brain is going soft from all that comedy you’re playing with that young girl. Never tell anybody outside the family what you’re thinking again!