Things Just Got Crazy Heated in the Oval Office

Trump, Pelosi, Schumer argue about the border wall
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2018 12:38 PM CST
Updated Dec 11, 2018 1:05 PM CST
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(Newser) – President Trump dug in his heels on Twitter about his proposed border wall Tuesday morning. Then he dug in his heels again, hard, this time in the Oval Office and on camera. "Trump, Pelosi And Schumer Got Into A Big Fight About The Wall On Live TV" is how BuzzFeed News puts in a headline. Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi met with Trump to discuss Trump's $5 billion funding request, and the meeting wasn't supposed to be a televised one. But BuzzFeed reports the president invited reporters and cameras in and an argument ensued, with the president saying:

  • "If we don’t get what we want, one way or another … I will shut down the government. And I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck." "So I will take the mantle," Trump continued, "I will be the one to shut it down. I'm not going to blame you for it. The last time you shut it down, it didn’t work. I will take the mantle and we’ll shut it down."
  • Schumer's response: "We believe you shouldn’t shut it down."

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