In a sign of things to come, President Trump hosted the top two Democrats – Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi – in the White House for a negotiation over the looming government shutdown and the border wall and in a delightful development, ambushed the dynamic duo by calling in the press.
This is one of the funniest things that you will see all year when it comes to reality TV – especially watch Pelosi get her hackles up when Trump puts the needle to her about the internal challenges to her own leadership by the young socialists who are on the rise in the House.
Pure comedy gold!
President Trump clashed Tuesday with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi with the cameras rolling in the Oval Office, as the president insisted he’s willing to let the government shut down if Congress doesn’t approve funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall.
“If we don’t have border security, we’ll shut down the government,” Trump said.
The highly anticipated sit-down quickly escalated, in public, as Trump allowed the press to attend the start of it. Trump began by repeatedly telling Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, his party is limited in what it can do because it will take Democratic support to pass anything through the Senate.
Schumer then raised his voice as he claimed the Senate could pass measures to keep the government running regardless.
“If it’s not good [on] border security, I won’t take it,” Trump shot back.
Pelosi and Schumer repeatedly urged the president to take the meeting private, but not before he declared he’s “proud to shut down the government for border security” and will “take the mantle.”
Pelosi noted, “this has spiraled downwards.”
Trump totally controlled this meeting and humiliated the top two congressional Dems which will only make the knives of the radicals much sharper.