WASHINGTON A day after calling for a bipartisan compromise to resolve the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump stormed out of a White House negotiating session Wednesday when Democratic leaders refused to agree to his demand for taxpayer funds to build a southern border wall.
Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time, Trump tweeted afterward. He said he asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., if they would agree to end the shutdown, now in its 19th day, in return for funds for a wall or steel barrier, one of his major campaign promises.
The president slammed the table, asked Speaker Pelosi if she would support his wall and when she said no, he walked out and said, We have nothing to talk about, Schumer said. He didnt get his way and he just walked out of the meeting.