Trump walks out of shutdown meeting, calling talks ‘total waste of time’

Key Takeaways from the Left

  • President Trump walked out of government shutdown meeting calling it “a total waste of time”
  • Trump tweets about his meeting with new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer saying, “Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”
  • This comes just one day after Trump’s Oval Office address affirming his position on building a border wall
 

Trump walks out of border security meeting after Pelosi rejects wall pitch

Key Takeaways from the Right

  • President Trump walked out of the White House meeting with congressional leaders after new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi again rejected his border wall proposal
  • Trump tweets that the meeting was “a total waste of time”, confirming he left after Pelosi’s rejection
  • Congress is likely to feel the pressure to make moves in the coming days as the shutdown continues, despite Trump’s assertion that the standoff could take months or even years