Trump Fights Schumer and Pelosi in the Oval

  • 2018-12-11
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
 
President Trump welcomed Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer into the Oval Office on Tuesday and a public battle ensued over the border wall.

According to The Daily Wire:

An Oval Office meeting on whether to include funding for President Donald Trump's border wall in an upcoming congressional budget bill erupted into a tense exchange between Trump and Democrats Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

The meeting is the first between the three leaders since the midterm elections, and both Pelosi and Schumer were eager to gloat about the Democrats' November electoral victories.

But Trump had priorities of his own, pressing the pair of Democrats on whether they'd be willing to part with the $5 billion the White House has requested to begin building a massive wall along the United States-Mexico border.

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Pelosi eventually threatened her own "Trump shutdown” if the president didn't back down on his request, to which the president tersely replied, "If we don't get what we want, I will shut down the government ... I am proud to shut down the government for border security."


Trump then doubled down, issuing his own threat to shut down the government over wall funding. The battle is heating up, only time will tell how it ends up.

 Source: TTN

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