The White House and Congress remain trillions of dollars apart on the next coronavirus stimulus bill.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters following a three-hour negotiation meeting that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows slammed the table and walked out of the meeting, to which Pelosi replied that the Trump administration was slamming the table on our children.
Here's some of what Capitol Hill correspondents tweeted following the end of the meeting:
@realDonaldTrump @pkcapitol Pelosi: "We're very far apart. It's very unfortunate"— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@Leigh Ann Caldwell) 1596760553.0
@realDonaldTrump @pkcapitol Schumer: the president has two choices: - negotiate with the democrats - try these ex… https://t.co/jnTPNkcV2q— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@Leigh Ann Caldwell) 1596760842.0
More in covid5 state of play: Pelosi says Meadows slammed his hand on the table and walked out of the meeting, Mead… https://t.co/FTtLlaj2H4— Seung Min Kim (@Seung Min Kim) 1596761700.0
So, to review, negotiations are still stalled. Trillions of dollars apart. No progress. https://t.co/Z9Ohad1zkM— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1596760309.0
Meadows and Mnuchin have emerged. “Still a considerable amount apart,” Meadows said. Mnuchin says “we’re closer on… https://t.co/gg3lG7avDm— Emily Cochrane (@Emily Cochrane) 1596760054.0
Usually at this point, with no deal, you’d expect McConnell to put something on the floor for a vote to get Dems on… https://t.co/3GP76WDvyl— Igor Bobic (@Igor Bobic) 1596762129.0
Mnuchin tells me negotiators will speak by phone tomorrow to “see if it makes sense to meet.”— Emily Cochrane (@Emily Cochrane) 1596761443.0
Negotiations between Democrats and the White House are going so poorly that they haven't even agreed to meet tomorr… https://t.co/CjZfQfqL9k— Lindsey McPherson (@Lindsey McPherson) 1596762113.0
Air Force One touches down in Morristown, NJ for President Trump’s three-day weekend at his Bedminster club. He ig… https://t.co/Ugaj6mrZRl— Jonathan Lemire (@Jonathan Lemire) 1596763238.0