The criticism Pelosi is getting for not passing Trump’s stimulus plan and for getting a bit heated with Wolf Blitzer over it is really getting on my nerves.
In a democracy you need to negotiate to get things you want. You can’t just give concessions in return for nothing, and you can’t commit to things when talking to the media before you sit down with your opposition.
Pelosi’s job isn’t just to negotiate with Trump, it’s to negotiate with Trump and McConnell, who hasn’t himself agreed to Trump’s stimulus. If Pelosi capitulated entirely to Trump’s plan, McConnell would still reject it out of hand, and the battle wouldn’t be over, we would just see the start of the real negotiations with the Democrats having already given up on most of what they wanted and being forced to negotiate for one Republican proposal against another one.