Schumer Blasts Trump Over Additional Wall Funding

by Dwayne Torres December 14, 2018, 1:07
Schumer Blasts Trump Over Additional Wall Funding

The press-filled Oval Office meeting had been slated to cover border wall funding and the looming possibility of a partial government shutdown, but it quickly gave way to a reality TV atmosphere, with jabs between the President and Democratic leaders.

"Yes, if we don't get what we want one way or the other., I will shut down the government", he said.

Trump is responding by saying he's "proud to shut down the government" and says he will "take the mantle". Pelosi told Democrats that she'll oppose any funding for border fencing above $1.3 billion, according to a Democratic aide who requested anonymity.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi gave her weekly press conference Thursday. "Maybe the president doesn't grasp that, but that is very harmful to our country".

In an interview with OPB last month, Schrader said he thought voter anger at Donald Trump played a bigger role than Pelosi's leadership in the big Democratic gains.

The president has called for $5bn to fund the barrier along the US-Mexico border, a campaign promise that he has made into a focal point.

Fresh off her meeting with the president about the border wall and omnibus spending bill, the soon-to-be speaker of the House had much to say about Trump, none of it positive.

Exasperated, Trump doubled down on earlier threats to retaliate by refusing to sign a federal spending bill required by December 21 to avoid leaving swaths of the government without funding.

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"If we close the country, I will take it because we're closing it down for border security and I think I win that every single time", Trump said later.

"Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple", Schumer says.

'Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi continue to put open borders and illegal immigrants over American citizens, ' Trump wrote supporters Wednesday, a day after the epic confrontation over his border wall.

Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber's top post.

"I am pleased that we have reached an agreement which creates lasting institutional change for the Caucus", Sánchez said in a statement. You've got to have facts, data, evidence, truth in order to make an agreement of how you go forward, and that's just another example of what we had, is a problem when we wanted to discuss, in public, some of the representations that the president is making, which just simply weren't true. "Leader Pelosi has signaled her commitment to transfer her knowledge and experience to the next generation of leaders so that they may effectively lead the Party into a new era".

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., a dissident and friend of Pelosi's, said the two began seeking middle ground after she called him around Thanksgiving. After two years of unified Republican control in Washington, Trump learned the hard way that as challenging as his first two years in office have been, the next will be even more trying.

Before the meeting, Trump threatened to have the USA military build the wall if Congressional votes can not be found.

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