"Every day it's breaking news. Just think of what we've been through in the past two and a half weeks. And then yesterday comes out of the hospital and says, 'turn off the negotiations'. So you never know what's going to be coming next," Pelosi said during a virtual town hall organized by the popular New York City cultural center the 92nd St Y.
Prospects for more aid for Americans struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. airlines seeking to avert a wave of layoffs crumbled on Tuesday with Trump's announcement.
Among the provisions that were being discussed by Pelosi and the Trump administration were a new round of direct payments to individuals amid huge job losses and a possible new $25 billion bailout of U.S. passenger airlines to keep tens of thousands of workers on the job for another six months.
Pelosi, saying the White House was in "complete disarray" earlier in the day, held a call with fellow House Democrats and raised the question of whether a steroid Trump is taking to battle his COVID-19 had clouded his judgment.
According to a source on the call, Pelosi said there were people who thought that steroids have had an impact on Trump's thinking.