The meeting this morning between Donald Trump and Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator leader Chuck Schumer went nowhere….
The three where smiles going in and ended with Donald Trump getting so worked up that he went to ranting that HE would should down the government to hold out for $5 Billion for the ‘wall’ he has been trying to get done that Congress (Both Democrats and Republicans ) are never gonna fund….
Trump knows this and made sure to mention that some border fencing has been put in place…
But after last months Midterm change in House control?
The ground under Trump and the Republicans feet in Congress HAS shifted….
Wether he likes it or not?
Donald Trump IS gonna have to compromise with Democrats, especially Nancy Pelosi who is the incoming Speaker of the House…
Oh, and the more he battles with Pelosi?
The stronger he makes her politically…
That, even as he tries over talk her and Schumer in a sit-down in front of camera ‘s….
Trump: “I’m proud to shut down the government” over border wall
Prior to his meeting with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, President Trump brought reporters into the Oval Office and — in an extended, heated exchange before the cameras — clashed with the two Democratic leaders over congressional support for funding for his border wall, declaring that he is “proud to shut down the government for border security.”
Why it matters: The president taking ownership of any potential government shutdown hinders Republicans’ ability to pin the blame on Democrats, while also giving a glimpse into what Trump’s negotiating style with a Democrat-controlled House may look like over the next two years. Trump has demanded $5 billion for the border wall, but Schumer has drawn a red line on providing no more than $1.3 billion — not for a wall, but for border security. “This temper tantrum that [Trump] seems to throw will not get him his wall and it will hurt a lot of people because he will cause a shutdown,” Schumer said in a press conference following the Oval Office altercation.