USA Today reports:
Democratic leaders pulled out of a meeting scheduled with President Trump after the president tweeted that he didn’t see any possibility of striking a deal with them on immigration or other issues.
“Given that the President doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.
“Rather than going to the White House for a show meeting that won’t result in an agreement, we’ve asked Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to meet this afternoon,” they said.
Meeting with “Chuck and Nancy” today about keeping government open and working. Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes. I don’t see a deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2017
If @POTUS, who already said earlier this year that "our country needs a good shutdown," isn’t interested in addressing the difficult year end agenda, we’ll work w/ those who are. Looking fwd to continuing to work in good faith w/ our GOP colleagues in Congress to do just that.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 28, 2017
I'm taking my Trump tweets down. Too 2017 for me.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) November 27, 2017
— Kate Brannen (@K8brannen) November 28, 2017
White House anticipating news bombshell?
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) November 28, 2017