President Donald Trump made headlines on Wednesday when he walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders after they refused to negotiate on the border wall.
However, some are describing what Trump said as he exited the meeting as “legendary.”
On a positive note, Trump once again offering candy according to sources to the Dems before walking out and saying “bye-bye!” is the sequel to the Starburst story we all needed. I love a legendary President with a sense of humor AND who demonstrates strength.
— Alex On-Air (@yoalexrapz) January 9, 2019
Trump reportedly asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) if Democrats were going to provide funding for the wall. Pelosi responded, “No.”
“Bye-bye,” Trump said as he walked out of the meeting.
"He literally said, 'bye-bye'," per source familiar. https://t.co/rNm6BS1nOR
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) January 9, 2019
In a tweet posted immediately after the meeting, Trump said his time with the Democrats was a total waste of time.
“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,” Trump tweeted.
He continued: “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!”
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
Sen. Schumer claimed the president threw a “tantrum,” an account that was quickly disputed.
“We saw a temper tantrum because he couldn’t get his way, and he just walked out of the meeting,” Schumer said.
Watch the video below:
JUST IN: Pres. Trump tweets meeting with Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader Schumer was "a total waste of time."
— ABC News (@ABC) January 9, 2019
It seems Democrats just aren’t prepared to deal with a real negotiator.
Should Trump continue to stand firm in the face of Democratic opposition to the border wall?