Trump as Dems Drag Feet on Wall: It’s Easier to Negotiate With China Than With ‘Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy’

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President Donald Trump hasn’t been thrilled with how negotiations are going with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

The two sides have been feuding during the partial government shutdown over a plan for funding border security, with Trump demanding border wall funding and Democrats refusing to do so.

Trump met with the Democratic leadership team on Wednesday afternoon, but the two sides didn’t make it very far. According to the president, the meeting started with Pelosi and Schumer declaring that they would not vote to fund a wall, prompting Trump to walk out.

In response to their failed meeting, Schumer and Pelosi claimed the president acted out of anger, slamming his hands on the table. Republicans, on the other hand, said it was Schumer who acted out of anger and raised his voice.

The president took to Twitter on Thursday morning to, again, call out Schumer for what he says was a lie about the meeting.

In response to this chaos, Trump took questions from reporters and told them that he a has a better time negotiating trade deals with China than he does with the Democrats.

Watch the video below:

“We have a lot of great things happening. The economy is incredible. We’re negotiating and having tremendous success with China. And I find China, frankly, in many ways, to be far more honorable than cryin’ Chuck and Nancy. I really do. I think that China is actually much easier to deal with than the opposition party.”

As several people noted on social media, this doesn’t seem to be a good sign that the government will fully reopen anytime soon.

Others weren’t thrilled that the president claimed that the Chinese government was “more honorable” than the Democratic leadership team, given their tendency toward oppression.

Either way, the comment makes it clear that the president and Democrats have a long way to go before they will strike a deal on this border security package to end the shutdown.

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Screwtape
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Chuck and Nancy (not to be confused with Sid & Nancy) were not negotiating. Trump was smart to NOT waste time with them.

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