House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a swipe at President Trump this Wednesday after a meeting that Trump described as a “waste of time” reportedly went south.
During a press conference outside the White House, Pelosi said that Trump had no understanding of the financial stress that federal workers face as a result of the government shutdown.
“Many federal workers will not be receiving their paychecks, and what that means in their lives is tragic … the president seems to be insensitive to that,” Pelosi said. “He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money. But they can’t.”
“If you don’t understand financial insecurity, then you would have a policy that takes pride in saying ‘I’m going to keep government shut down for months or years unless you totally agree to my position,’” she added.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Trump doesn't understand financial insecurity that federal workers face during the shutdown: "He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money. But they can’t” pic.twitter.com/PwcUykCXrp
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Pelosi met with Trump along with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer this Wednesday. According to reports, Trump stormed out of the meeting after he was told that Democrats would not cave to his funding demands for a US-Mexico border wall.
“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?” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”
According to Schumer, Trump “slammed the table” after he “couldn’t get his way” before storming out.
This Wednesday marks the 19th day of the government shutdown.
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