Recode hosts live on CNN: Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi meet on Twitter
The first lady, Vice President Joe Biden, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have met in person on social media to discuss the possibility of a joint visit between the President and Congress to Washington, D.C.
In an interview on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Nancy Biden, Joe Biden’s wife, said that she and her husband, who is serving his second term in the Senate, met with President Trump for about an hour on Thursday to discuss possible ways forward.
In the same interview, Pelosi told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that she believes President Trump has the power to act unilaterally on health care issues and that he would be willing to go to the negotiating table.
But she also warned that a bipartisan deal on health reform is not possible because the Republican-controlled House is opposed to it.
Pelosi said she has spoken with Trump twice since the election, and that the President was not interested in a meeting.
She said that he was happy to meet with Democrats who want to negotiate on behalf of Americans.
Perez, meanwhile, has repeatedly said that the House and Senate will work together to pass health care reform.
She has also urged Trump to negotiate directly with Democrats, who control both chambers of Congress, and has urged him to meet regularly with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.