Trump: Meeting with Schumer, Pelosi waste of time

Politics 1/9/2019, 9:44 PM
Trump: Meeting with Schumer, Pelosi waste of time

United States President Donald Trump stated on Wednesday that the latest meeting with Democrat Congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi was a "total waste of time." Trump added that the House Speaker Pelosi said she would not approve increased border security in 30 days even if he "opens things up."

"Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

Earlier today, Trump said that he has the absolute power to declare a national emergency over the matters of border security if the deal is not reached with the Democrats. He also urged Congress to pass the border funding bill in order to avoid such measures. Meanwhile, the partial shutdown of the federal government has entered its 19th day, with no deal in sight that would end the dispute over border security.

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