Trump storms out of bor­der wall ne­go­ti­a­tions

Daily Nation Newspaper - - News Of The World -

WASH­ING­TON - US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said "bye-bye" and stormed out of ne­go­ti­a­tions on Wed­nes­day on fund­ing a US-Mex­ico bor­der wall when Demo­cratic op­po­nents re­fused to agree to the project.

"A to­tal waste of time," Trump tweeted about his White House meet­ing with top Demo­cratic con­gres­sional lead­ers. "I said bye-bye, noth­ing else works!"

Chuck Schumer, the top Demo­crat in the Se­nate, told jour­nal­ists Trump "sort of slammed the ta­ble," then "got up and walked out."

"Again, we saw a tem­per tantrum be­cause he couldn't get his way," Schumer said.

Although the two sides agreed that the meet­ing ended abruptly, they ar­gued over who was to blame.

Ac­cord­ing to sup­port­ers of Trump at the meet­ing, the pres­i­dent asked Demo­cratic lead­ers whether they would agree to fund his wall project in ex­change for him end­ing a painful shut­down of swaths of gov­ern­ment, which he has in­sti­gated in re­tal­i­a­tion for the stand­off.

The Demo­cratic speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Nancy Pelosi, "raised her hand and said no, not at all," said Kevin McCarthy, the se­nior Repub­li­can in the House, who was also present.

"We heard once again that Demo­cratic lead­ers are un­will­ing to even ne­go­ti­ate," Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence said.

The vice pres­i­dent in­sisted that Trump came in good faith. - AFP

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