MSNBC, CNN Anchors Gush Over Nancy Pelosi After Oval Office Meeting

MSNBC, CNN Anchors Gush Over Nancy Pelosi After Oval Office Meeting

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the presumptive speaker of the House, and President Trump argue before a meeting at the White House Tuesday. Mr. Trump wants $5 billion for the wall while Democrats want to maintain overall border security funding at current levels, i.e., $1.3 billion, through the end (September 30, 2019) of the budget year. Trump is now asking for $5 billion, while Pelosi and Schumer have pledged $1.3 billion towards border security initiatives, including new fencing, but not a wall.

President Trump reportedly "stormed out" of the Oval Office after his media showdown with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Bill Foster has been part of a group of Democrats unwilling to back Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker unless there was a "clear succession plan" - as he called it - that paved the way for new leadership, which younger elected leaders have wanted. "And I think she went in there, she went toe to toe with the president, she was composed and she flipped the argument back on the president by getting him to admit that he is going to shut down the government". It would mean that they would have one more term left, unless they gained that supermajority support in the next Congress.

Trump is seeking far more for his long-stalled border wall than the $1.6 billion the Senate has agreed to for border security, including physical barriers and technology along the United States southern border.

With a potential government shutdown looming less than two weeks away, Pelosi, the presumptive soon-to-be speaker of the House, told Mr. Trump, "you will not win" on the border wall in her meeting with him on Wednesday. While Mr Trump's fellow Republicans control both the House and the Senate until next month, Democratic support is needed to pass any spending legislation. He then flat out admitted that the government would suffer a shutdown if border security wasn't fixed.

Democratic House leaders in the pipeline for future top spots include Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., 57, the new chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "There will be no additional money for the wall", Schumer said.

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Trump deployed the US military to the border area before November 6 congressional elections, calling the caravan an "invasion".

Trump also tweeted that the US military would build the wall if Democrats refuse to give him the money needed.

"Yes, if we don't get what we want one way or the other, whether it's through you, through military, through anything you want to call, I will shut down the government", he said, adding, "And I am proud to shut down the government for border security".

"We gave the president two options that would keep the government open", Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement after the meeting.

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