Trump Walks Out of Shutdown Negotiations After “Temper Tantrum”

HeadlineJan 10, 2019

With the partial government shutdown now in its 20th day, President Trump reportedly stormed out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Wednesday after they refused to back a deal to fund a wall on the southern border. In a tweet, Trump called the meeting “a total waste of time,” adding, “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!” Sen. Schumer accused the president of throwing a “temper tantrum.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer: “He asked Speaker Pelosi, 'Will you agree to my wall?' She said, 'No.' And he just got up and said, 'Then we have nothing to discuss,' and he just walked out. Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn’t get his way. And he just walked out of the meeting.”

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