White House still not organized enough to give Democrats a list of Trump's demands to end shutdown
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took part in a heated exchange with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer at the White House on December 11, 2018. (AFP / Brendan Smialowski)

There is another split between the account given of the meetings between White House and Democratic aides to end the government shutdown. But the greatest barrier between the two parties seems to be the White House can't clarify what President Donald Trump wants.


"Dems once again asked the WH today for a full breakdown of what Trump wants that $5 billion for, a Dem official familiar with the meeting emails," reported Washington Post reporter Greg Sargent. "No 'full justification' for the request was offered, the official says. No follow up meeting scheduled, per the official. Great!"

Forme Wall Street Journal reporter Neil King noted that it continues to be the more appalling problems coming out of the White House.

"Along with everything else, the sheer amateurishness of this administration is breathtaking," King tweeted Sunday.

"Genuinely curious," Sargent later tweetd. "Has the WH or the administration detailed how they want the $5 billion to be spent? Have Customs and Border Protection or DHS or anyone explained how this money would be put to use? Anyone? Do we even know what it is Trump is asking for?"

The answer, of course, is no, they have not.