Do you like how Trump is negotiating with Democrats?
When Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer walked into the Oval Office to meet with President Donald Trump, they thought it would be in private.
But Trump apparently laid a trap — and they walked right into it.
When Pelosi and Schumer arrived, the media was present and ready to broadcast their border security negotiations to the American public.
“Schumer says the meeting with Trump ‘was supposed to be no press,’ but he called in the press ‘and went on a 10-15 minute diatribe.’ Says he and Pelosi went to the WH to give Trump two options to keep the Government funded and open,” CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported.
Schumer says the meeting with Trump "was supposed to be no press," but he called in the press "and went on a 10-15 minute diatribe." Says he and Pelosi went to the WH to give Trump two options to keep the Government funded and open. pic.twitter.com/zttPt23wWC
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 11, 2018
Pelosi also mentioned during the meeting that she didn’t think their discussion should happen in front of the press.
In a genius move, Trump gave Americans access to what would normally be a private meeting to show how hard he is willing to fight to secure the U.S. border and get the wall built. Democrats, meanwhile, seem determined to stand in the way.
Why do Democrats want everything to be done in secret and behind closed doors?
Trump was blunt with the Democrats, telling Schumer that he was willing to shut down the government if Democrats refused to secure the border as part of Congress’ upcoming spending bill.
“Yes, if we don’t get what we want, one way or the other… I will shut down the government,” Trump said.
He added: ”I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck, because the people of this country don’t want criminals and people who have lots of problems and drugs pouring into the country. So I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down.”
“I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck,” President Trump says in a testy Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer https://t.co/Ysfg0jGSNt pic.twitter.com/eumZgsQKGq
— CNN (@CNN) December 11, 2018