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Trump storms out of government-shutdown meeting after Democrats claim he ‘slammed the table’ over border wall

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to continue the partial government shutdown after a contentious meeting with Democratic leaders about funding for the wall he wants to build along the US-Mexico border.

“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,” the president tweeted. “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!”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump “sort of slammed the table” and walked out of the room when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said no to funding for a wall or steel barrier.

Pelosi accused Trump of being out of touch and not comprehending how the government shutdown — which has lasted over two weeks and is poised to be the longest in US history — affects federal workers who’ve been furloughed, or temporarily laid off. Read more

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Trump storms out of government-shutdown meeting after Democrats claim he ‘slammed the table’ over border wall

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to continue the partial government shutdown after a contentious meeting with Democratic leaders about funding for the wall he wants to build along the US-Mexico border.

Trump storms out of government-shutdown meeting after Democrats claim he ‘slammed the table’ over border wall

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to continue the partial government shutdown after a contentious meeting with Democratic leaders about funding for the wall he wants to build along the US-Mexico border.

Trump storms out of government-shutdown meeting after Democrats claim he ‘slammed the table’ over border wall

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to continue the partial government shutdown after a contentious meeting with Democratic leaders about funding for the wall he wants to build along the US-Mexico border.