Trump storms out of shutdown talks with Dems, calls it ‘total waste of time

President Trump’s address – and the Democratic response - suggested a certain level of intractability between the parties involved. And it appears that’s correct as the President apparently walked out on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer yesterday.

They had gotten together to see if there was a way to end the partial shutdown – and cut a deal on border security. Nope. Trump himself took to Twitter in the aftermath to say his meeting with congressional Democrats was "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,” he writes. “I said bye-bye, nothing else works!” That account was backed up by Vice President Pence as well as Schumer and Pelosi. One-quarter of the federal government ran out of money on December 22nd. Speaking of the border...the President is expected to head there today. Democrats called the president arrogant and petulant after he stormed out.. What do you think?


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