A discussion about funding the federal government and the border wall turned into a fiery White House debate between President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on live TV.
Grabie News reports:
Things took a turn, however, when Pelosi began threatening there would be a “Trump shutdown” if they couldn’t come to terms. Trump eventually said he would be “proud” to shut down the government is he was doing so to protect the border.
“If we don’t get what we want,” Trump said. “I will shut down the government … I am proud to shutdown the government for border security.”
Pelosi and Schumer began pleading with Trump not to discuss their budget negotiations in front of reporters, but instead keep their talks “private.” Pelosi said they came in “good faith” and never intended to discuss these negogiations “in public view.”
Speaking of the border wall, Schumer said: “It doesn’t solve the problem.”
Trump quickly shot back: “It totally solves the problem.”
Schumer and Pelosi appeared unprepared to debate the issue in public, and Schumer asked Trump, “Let’s debate in private.”
Following the heated exchange over border wall funding, Pelosi criticized President Trump.
Multiple news outlets are reporting this afternoon on these particularly notable comments. She was sounding off on Trump talking about the border wall so much when she said this:
“It’s like a manhood thing with him, as if manhood can be associated with him.”
Per Politico, Pelosi also said of the conversation with Trump, “It goes to show you: you get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you.”
Pelosi also promoted her view of the meeting with President Trump on Twitter:
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) December 11, 2018
Pelosi and Schumer don’t want to fund the border wall because it would allow President Trump to deliver on one of his biggest 2016 campaign promises.
Democrats are putting politics before security.