These 10 terrorist that you speak of, are from where??? Not MEXICO!!!!! 😒😒😒😒 @Regran_ed from @freedom_faction - Thoughts?
In what was perhaps the most entertaining #WhiteHouse press briefing since #PresidentTrump’s now-infamous battle with CNN’s Jim Acosta, an impromptu public meeting with Democratic leaders #ChuckSchumer and #NancyPelosi swiftly devolved into bitter sniping about Trump’s demands for border-wall funding that ended with Trump saying he would “happily” take responsibility for another government shutdown if his demands aren’t met.
Trump was supposed to hold a private meeting with the two Dems, but it surprised them by inviting in cameras at the start of the meeting, according to the Hill.
Pelosi and Trump started by arguing over whether the president had the votes in the House to get the wall funding passed. Trump said that while he could probably push it through the House, he didn’t have the votes in the Senate, so starting the process would be a “waste of time” (that debate followed claims made by Pelosi and Schumer in a statement Monday night that Trump didn’t have the votes in the House or the Senate). Trump continued to discuss the vote count despite pleas from Pelosi not to discuss his funding demands in front of the press. When he threatened to shut down the government over the border wall funding, Pelosi shot back: “You will not win”. The bitter attacks – which resulted in a surreal, if supremely entertaining back-and-forth – quickly moved from the wall to bickering over whether Trump still had a mandate to push through his hard line border security measures following the results of the midterms. “Elections have consequences, Mr. President,” Schumer said.
Trump shot back: “That’s right. And that’s why the country is doing so well.” Schumer also accused Trump of lying about how much of the wall has already been built, citing a “four Pinnochio” rating on Trump’s claims from the Washington Post.
A fiery exchange between #PresidentTrump and #NancyPelosi and #ChuckSchumer at the #WhiteHouse this morning. #POTUS said he is willing to #shutdown the government if he doesn’t get more funding for the wall. I don’t understand the Democrats’ outright hostility towards having border security. Their arrogance in saying walls don’t work is just unbelievable. The Vatican City has walls-they work. Israel has walls-it works. But somehow it doesn’t in the US? The wall isn’t the end-all border security solution but it is a crucial part of it. Just a few years ago these same Democrats were for border security but that, along with their common sense has gone out the window. Just sad to watch. Why do they not want the United States to be secure? It’s almost as though they want our country to collapse. They are catering to far left Democrats who want open borders and couldn’t care less about the safety of US citizens and the rule of law. The US spends around 135 billion per year on the 12.5 million illegal immigrants already here. That’s per year. But a one time cost of 25 billion to build a barrier is unacceptable to them. How does that make any sense whatsoever?! #buildthatwall
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A beautiful Christmas celebration at the people’s house, the White House. Thank you to @flotus and the @whitehouse team for showcasing the splendor of this “American Treasure” during the holidays. #WHChristmas#whitehouse