President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after he held a meeting with Democratic leaders.
“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!” the president tweeted.
Trump met separately with Republican and Democratic leaders Wednesday to discuss ending the government shutdown. Trump wants $5.7 billion to build a border wall, and has refused to sign resolutions to re-open the federal government that don’t include such funding.
Vice President Mike Pence said during a press conference that Trump walked out his meeting with Democrats as soon as Pelosi refused to fund his wall.
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