President Trump met with Republican and Democrat congressional leaders in the White House Situation Room Wednesday afternoon, to discuss a resolution to the ongoing government shutdown.
The meeting ended quickly when Schumer started raising his voice — he had a temper tantrum — and Pelosi refused border security even if the President opened up the government.
The Republicans and the President walked out.
The House only wants to pass their bills to open some agencies without giving anything in return.
President Trump tweeted afterward, “Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”
Vice President Mike Pence came out and explained that President Trump asked Speaker Pelosi if he opened the government very quickly would she agree to fund the wall or a barrier on the southern border and when she said ‘no’, the President said ‘goodbye.’
Kevin McCarthy said Schumer did not explain what happened at the meeting accurately. The President asked for their offer and Pelosi argued there wasn’t a crisis. The President was respectful and Schumer started to raise his voice. That’s when he turned to Pelosi and asked her if we could have border security if he opened the government up and she said, ‘no, not all.’
Mac Thornberry, Steve Scalise, and Kristjen Nielsen reported the same thing.