As the shutdown enters day 19, President Trump and Democrats are still not seeing eye-to-eye. Today Trump called a meeting to discuss border security with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer. That meeting DID NOT go well. Check out Trumps tweet below:
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
Reports are coming in that Donald Trump slammed his hands down on the table and walked out after Nancy and Chuck refused to give him any more money for the border wall. Republicans dispute this.
Starting this Friday, Federal workers and contractors will go without a paycheck.