President Donald Trump said on Twitter that a meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on funding a wall along the southern border of America was a "total waste of time."
Trump met with Congressional leaders with both parties on Wednesday as a government shutdown approaches the three-week mark. At odds is a disagreement between Trump and Congressional Democrats on funding a border wall. Trump has demanded more than $5 billion in funding from Congress for a border wall in exchange for agreeing to reopen the government.
Meanwhile, nearly 800,000 federal employees will likely miss their next paycheck later this week as government offices and national parks across the country are closed, or running with skeleton operations.
Schumer said "We saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way, and he just walked out of the meeting."
Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2019