Government Shutdown: Pelosi said the president appeared to be “insensitive”—or have no understanding about—the predicament that the government shutdown is having on furloughed federal employees and those working without pay.
“He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money,” Pelosi said, referring to the president’s understanding of the financial insecurity of federal workers. “But they can’t.”
Meanwhile, in a tweet, Trump confirmed that he just said “bye-bye” and left the room when Pelosi gave him an answer he didn’t like. The president called the meeting a “total waste of time.”
In what Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer described as the latest “temper tantrum” by the nation’s most powerful elected official, President Donald Trump simply walked out of a White House meeting on Wednesday afternoon after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she would not grant him the funding he has requested for the wall he wants built along the U.S.-Mexico border.