Democratic House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Chuck Schumer soundly defeated Donald Trump today at the White House amid ongoing negotiations over border wall funding and the government shutdown. The defeat was so bad for Trump that he threw a temper tantrum in the White House and retreated from a meeting with the Democratic leaders.
Schumer said Trump “sort of slammed the table” in the Situation Room and walked out, as talks that lasted about 30 minutes fell apart. Trump is lashing out because Pelosi and Schumer are standing strong against giving into Trump’s demands and he can’t deal with it. On top of handing Trump an embarrassing defeat, Pelosi wonderfully hurled a clever insult at Trump after the meeting.
Pelosi slammed Trump for his lack of sensitivity regarding Federal workers whose survival grows difficult by the day as they are not being paid. She insulted Trump by saying that, “He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money. But they can’t.” She was of course referring to all the money Donald Trump inherited and borrowed from his father Fred. You can see it all in the footage below.
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
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 9, 2019
Trump whined and complained about the meeting on social media directly afterwards, calling it a “total waste of time.” “Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,” Minutes after meeting with Pelosi and Schumer, Trump said, “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!”
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
This is in many ways a game of chicken, but since Trump is the one making demands, the blame is being put on him for the shutdown. Democrats have no good reason to give into Trump’s demands and they are standing strong as they should. Pelosi’s dig at Trump after the meeting is almost beating Trump too much and shows how powerful she has become.