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Trump Tweets Skepticism of Deal With Democrats to Keep Government Open


Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi for pulling out of a White House meeting to discuss a bipartisan solution to government shutdown after the president openly insulted them on Twitter.

"So they've decided not to show up".

Earlier, Mr Trump had suggested that disagreements with Democrats about immigration, crime and taxes could block a deal.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on November 28 said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are showing a "lack of seriousness" by declining to attend a meeting with President Trump.

Speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room in the White House after North Korea launched a ballistic missile over the Sea of Japan, Mr Trump said that it would not change the United States strategy towards North Korea.

Schumer and Pelosi didn't come rushing into that briefing, where Trump also weighed in on the Senate's tax plan and North Korea's missile launch.

Hours before he was set to meet with the top congressional leaders from both parties, he offered a downbeat forecast for negotiating with Mr. Schumer and Ms. Pelosi.

But Trump's allies welcome the comparisons to Warren, a liberal icon in a party grappling with a leadership vacuum and still searching for the best way to counter the president.

"Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes", he wrote.

After Trump tweeted he didn't see a possible deal with Democrats, Democratic leaders backed out of a meeting with the president.

Democrats said that was beyond the pale, and they backed their leaders' decision to ditch the president.


But enough about nuclear annihilation, the president has a bone to pick with Sen. Christopher A. Coons, Delaware Democrat.

"@realDonaldTrump now knows that his verbal abuse will no longer be tolerated", she said, mocking the president's own tweeting style. "Poor Ryan and McConnell relegated to props".

An undeterred Mr. Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to excoriate the Democrats again by accusing them of jeopardizing national security with shutdown threats.

The US President Donald trump has promised to take action in connection with the new launch of North Korea's ballistic missiles. Dems shouldn't hold troop funding hostage for amnesty & illegal immigration.

But they need to be very careful of using a nuclear shutdown option.

Congress is rushing against a number of deadlines. "I got elected partially because of a border wall".

But the biggest deadline is December 8, when the current government funding bill expires. The president seemed to see little risk in a holiday government shutdown.

The last shutdown in 2013 lasted more than two weeks and included some high-profile disruptions, including the Obama administration's closure of the open-air monuments on the National Mall. Republicans are seeking extra funding for defence spending.

Trump said he "would absolutely blame the Democrats" if there is a government shutdown next week.

"We don't have any time to waste in addressing the issues that confront us, so we're going to continue to negotiate with Republican leaders who may be interested in reaching a bipartisan agreement". "Hopefully, everyone can cool off a bit and get back to work".

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