House Speaker Pelosi blasts Trump for 'sowing chaos over the border'

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her weekly news conference with Capitol Hill reporters in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in Washington, on Friday said President Donald Trump was “sowing chaos over the border” with his threat to slap tariffs on Mexican imports, and she called on him to work with Congress on immigration reform.

“We hope that the president will join us in bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform, be strategic about our trade relationships and recognise the importance of the U.S.-Mexico relationship,” Pelosi said in a statement.

“Yet again, the president is sowing chaos over the border instead of delivering solutions for American workers and for American consumers,” she added.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Susan Thomas