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Infrastructure, drug pricing plans stalled if investigations persist, Trump says

President Donald Trump said May 22 that moving forward with an infrastructure package or plans to lower drug prices would be impossible if investigations into his administration continue.

"When they get everything done, let's get infrastructure, let's get drug prices down," Trump said in a Rose Garden news conference. "In the meantime, we're doing tremendous work without them."

Trump's comments followed a brief meeting with Democratic leadership that was scheduled to follow up on an infrastructure meeting in April. Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed then to discuss funding for a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, with a promise to reconvene at the White House to discuss funding options.

"We were interested, we are interested, in doing infrastructure," said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill following the White House meeting May 22. "It's clear the president isn't."