President Trump slammed Democratic leaders on Wednesday after a meeting at the White House to negotiate an end to the partial government shutdown finished abruptly, calling it a “total waste of time.”
“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,” Trump tweeted minutes after meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
“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?” he continued. “Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”
Schumer said Trump “sort of slammed the table” in the Situation Room and walked out as talks fell apart.
“He couldn’t get his way and he just walked out of the meeting,” Schumer said.
Read more at The Hill.