Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the bonuses "crumbs" compared to the benefits corporations were receiving.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the bonuses being handed out to workers by businesses across the country following the passing of the Republican tax act are mere "crumbs".
"Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what?" she said, referring to the popular fast food restaurant "Five Guys".
The group has been meeting with Trump in an attempt to save Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which Trump ended a year ago.
Mr. Hoyer did not appreciate the "Five Guys" hamburger chain joke, which referenced fellow negotiators Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
After Wal-Mart became the latest company to announce they would hike wages and give big bonuses to their workers, a reporter asked Pelosi: "A number of companies are attributing the tax bill for being able to give higher wages to their employees as well as being able to give a number of bonuses to their employees".More news: Bannon Taps Quinn Emanuel Lawyer Ahead of House Panel Appearance
Hoyer pushed back against the remarks.
Hoyer and more than 20 bipartisan legislators met with Trump on Tuesday to negotiate a possible deal on the expiring Obama-era program.
"The sensitivity even on the wording is really important [and] for people who are engaged in these issues to be there at the table", she said.
Pelosi also suggested that the five are attempting to delay a deal given that their talks were held separately from those of a bipartisan group of six senators whose compromise proposal Trump rejected Thursday.
"That comment is offensive", Mr. Hoyer Politico.