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.
“When she said no, the president said goodbye."
Pence describes the moment Trump walked out of a shutdown meeting with Schumer and Pelosi, calling it a “total waste of time” pic.twitter.com/7hmZDuuXGvADVERTISEMENT
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