Pelosi Calls Trump Oval Office an 'Evidence-Free Zone'

Pelosi Calls Trump Oval Office an 'Evidence-Free Zone'

Pelosi Calls Trump Oval Office an 'Evidence-Free Zone'

Pelosi emphasized earlier in the briefing that she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were not open to negotiation on funding for the border wall.

There was Trump, sitting between two seasoned legislators, repeating his demands for border wall funds, while House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer first politely, then forcefully, told him no, with the force of their combined 60-plus years in Congress.

Pelosi told the president the American people expected the government to stay open, adding: "You should not have a Trump shutdown".

Said Trump at the meeting, "I am proud to shut down the government for border security".

Trump said that both sides agreed there was a need for border security.

"Leader McConnell says he doesn't want a shutdown, but he refuses to engage with the president to tell him what's transparently obvious to everyone else".

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) responded to questions about President Trump's legal troubles and potential impeachment efforts Thursday by telling the press that they cover those issues too much.

The president and top opposition congressional leaders had been meant to hold a reassuring Oval Office photo-op.

"We're not going to $5 billion for the wall".

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Trump on Tuesday said he would be happy to take the blame for a government shutdown if Congress can't pass a spending bill that included his wall funding by the December 21 deadline.

"If you really want to find out how effective a wall is, just ask Israel", Trump said. "Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!" he said. "This wall thing", said the California congresswoman.

"I am pleased that we have reached an agreement which creates lasting institutional change for the Caucus", Sánchez said in a statement.

But Trump, whose US-Mexico wall idea was at the center of his surprise 2016 election, could not control his irritation.

Trump is "certainly in a tough situation", says Dave Ray, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform. "He said, 'They're paying for the wall with the money we're gonna make over the newly revised USMCA, ' formerly known as NAFTA, whatever it is, formerly known as NAFTA".

Those same "renegade Democrats" have been dogging Pelosi for weeks, threatening to derail what Pelosi believed to be a done deal, returning to her top position when Democrats retake the House in January.

The fact sheet, which outlines the projected impacts of a shutdown, estimates that the vast majority of employees at the Department of Homeland Security would be among those required to work without pay during a shutdown, including tens of thousands of Customs and Border Protection agents and customs officers.

"If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall".

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