President Donald Trump “stomped out” of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer would not cave on his border wall demand.
“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,” Trump tweeted afterward. “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!”
‘He just walked out,” Schumer told reporters after he and Pelosi left the White House meeting. “He couldn’t get his way, and he just walked out of the meeting.”
“The president stomped out of the meeting,” Pelosi said. “It was a petulant president of the United States.”
Trump “made clear today that he is going to stand firm to achieve his priorities,” Vice President Mike Pence said following the meeting, adding that “Democratic leaders are unwilling to negotiate” and resolve the shutdown.