In an interview with Politico, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted House and Senate negotiators will come to an agreement to keep the government open. The deadline is next Friday.

“There will not be another shutdown,” Pelosi confidently asserted during a half-hour interview Wednesday in her Capitol office. “No, it’s not going to happen.”

After the 35-day shutdown — and the political drubbing that Trump and Republicans took during the record-breaking impasse — Pelosi predicted GOP leaders won’t go down that road again.

“I have a club that I started, it’s called the ‘Too Hot to Handle Club.’ And this is a too-hot-to-handle issue,” Pelosi quipped.

Meanwhile, at her weekly news conference, she refused to discuss Donald Trump’s criticism of Democratic-led House investigations.