House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued that President Donald Trump’s border wall is not a high-tech enough solution to border security and Democrats would prefer to spend money on something that is more effective than a campaign slogan. Trump admitted he walked out of a Wednesday meeting, unwilling to negotiate.
According to Pelosi, Trump told the room that federal workers can ask their parents for money.
“It is so sad that in a matter of hours, just a few days, many people, federal workers, will not be receiving their paychecks,” Pelosi told the press in front of the White House. “And what that means in their lives is tragic in terms of their credit rating, paying their mortgage, paying their rent, paying their car payment, paying the children’s tuition and the rest. The president seems to be insensitive to that. He thinks maybe they can ask their father for more money. But they can’t.”
The Washington Post echoed Pelosi’s statement, saying Coast Guard families were told they should have garage sales to cope with the government shutdown.
The idea came from a five-page tip sheet of ideas published by the service.
Watch Pelosi below: