‘We Saw a Temper Tantrum’: Schumer Says Trump Stormed Out of Meeting

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President Donald Trump met with congressional leaders Wednesday with the apparent intention of negotiating on the government shutdown. The meeting didn’t last long, however, as the president walked out as soon as he heard what he didn’t want to hear.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters shortly after the meeting that Trump threw a “temper tantrum” at the meeting.

“He said, ‘If I open up the government, you won’t do what I want.’ That’s cruel, that’s callous, and that’s using millions of innocent people as sort of pawns, and it was wrong,” Schumer said. “And then a few minutes later, he sort of slammed the table, and when Leader [Nancy] Pelosi said she didn’t agree with the wall, he just walked out and said we have nothing to discuss.”

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Trump confirmed this on his Twitter, saying he walked out as soon as he heard he wouldn’t get his wall from Democrats.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called out the president for keeping the government shut down over his border wall, effectively threatening the paychecks of about 800,000 federal workers.

“What that means in their lives is tragic in terms of their credit rating, paying their mortgage, paying their rent, paying their car payment, paying their children’s tuition and the rest,” Pelosi told reporters, later taking a jab at the president’s lifelong wealth:

“If you don’t understand financial insecurity, then you would have a policy that takes pride in saying, ‘I’m going to keep government shut down for months or years unless you totally agree to my position.'”

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Republican leaders argued that Trump came into the meeting with good intentions. Both House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Vice President Mike Pence mentioned how the president passed out candy to everyone.

McCarthy reiterated that Trump passed out candy and denied that Schumer and Pelosi portrayed the meeting correctly.

“The way they have displayed and their behavior is embarrassing to me,” he told reporters. “And the way they came out to this floor and talk about a meeting in a manner that did not take place in there is disturbing to me.”

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It is unclear if McCarthy saw the Trump tweet that confirmed Schumer and Pelosi’s take on the meeting: “Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”

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Rocky Drummond
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“Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”

Eventually, something WILL work. You’re the deal maker. Make a deal!

Jeff
Member

What a colossal waste of time and money. I’m ashamed that our president is acting this way. How about we focus on installing functional immigration laws and pathways? I wonder how much of that 5.7b he or his friends will see as profits?

Leftiesrloony
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Leftiesrloony

Good thing the Schemer was fact checked after the meeting by Pence. It looks like any talks with Dems on the wall topic need to be recorded and televised.

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