The Hill reports:
President Trump on Wednesday dismissed his meeting with Democratic leaders to negotiate an end to a partial government shutdown as a “total waste of time.”
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters outside the White House that Trump “just walked out of the meeting.” The gathering lasted for roughly a half hour.
The president met with congressional leaders at the White House to discuss border security, which has been at the center of a partial government shutdown that has lasted 19 days and counting.
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
Chuck Schumer describes a meeting he just had with President Trump: “Unfortunately, the president just got up and walked out. He asked Speaker Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said no. And he just got up and said, ‘Then we have nothing to discuss,’ and he just walked out” pic.twitter.com/vFigwieLYL
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 9, 2019
JUST IN: Pres. Trump tweets meeting with Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader Schumer was “a total waste of time.”
— ABC News (@ABC) January 9, 2019
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says Trump walked out of meeting with Congressional leaders, adds Trump slammed the table and said they had ‘nothing to discuss’ pic.twitter.com/KJYIgTbvHz
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 9, 2019