Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer gave President Donald Trump an earful in the Oval Office — and social media users loved it.
The incoming House Speaker and the Senate Minority leader met Tuesday with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, and the pair of Democratic lawmakers blasted the president for threatening a government shutdown over his proposed border wall.
“If I needed the votes for the wall in the House, I would have them in one session — it would be done,” Trump said.
“So go do it,” Pelosi responded.
By the end of the meeting, Schumer had baited the president into bragging: “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.”
My God, when *Chuck Schumer* is raining down dunks on you, that's just embarrassing.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 11, 2018
I have to say I like what’s happening here. Trump is playing for the cameras, and Pelosi and Schumer are making him look like the pompous, uneducated, empty suit he is.
— JackiSchechner (@JackiSchechner) December 11, 2018
Dear @CNN & Jeff Zucker, I want to watch nothing but this “Trump, Pelosi and Schumer” multiple car wreck video on a loop all day. And I need close-ups of Pence’s face. Over and over. Please, please, please.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) December 11, 2018
Pence staring at his hands… https://t.co/7CxXnIosBz
— amy walter (@amyewalter) December 11, 2018
If you read Mike Pence's lips here he's repeating the Serenity Prayer like a mantra https://t.co/Wj2W8S1tZX
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) December 11, 2018
mike pence honestly looks like he's about 10 seconds from letting out a bat-like screech https://t.co/dbaE7rOKeN
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) December 11, 2018
Trump has been able to hide how deeply stupid and bad at politics he is, because for 2 years he hasn't had to deal with anyone but craven, suck-uppy Republicans who laugh at his weird non-jokes and placate him and bend over backwards to make him feel smart and capable. But now… https://t.co/K8xBDw2DYT
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) December 11, 2018
Trump has no idea what he’s in for the next two years and how different things are about to be for him. https://t.co/agZgkIWUBI
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) December 11, 2018
THE PRESIDENT has just robbed Republicans of the ability to say Democrats are shutting down government.
This is going to be quite the month
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) December 11, 2018
It’s gonna be really great when Republicans insist Trump didn’t say what he said
— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) December 11, 2018
Two adults dealing with a petulant, unbriefed, unprepared tantrum. White House corroding so much of the gravity and majesty of the Oval Office. https://t.co/7sgnj94D52
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 11, 2018
Padding the walls of the Oval is going to run into money
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) December 11, 2018
Schumer says The Post gave Trump a bunch of pinocchios on claims that the wall is being built. Trump sits on it for a second, realizes he has a play.
"The Washington Post," he says, scoffing. He turns to Pence for support. Pence's expression doesn't change.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) December 11, 2018
Smock ‘em, Chuck https://t.co/ZA0Spu2SgQ
— Jonathan M. Katz (@KatzOnEarth) December 11, 2018
Like a boss, @NancyPelosi refused to let Trump mansplain his nonsense to her. It was glorious.
— Karoli (@Karoli) December 11, 2018
Nancy Pelosi just did something that not a single Republican has had the guts to do in 2 years.
Stand up to Trump, in public, to his face. pic.twitter.com/jtLrE5Sir5
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 11, 2018