House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer clashed today with President Donald Trump over border security, during a meeting in the Oval Office.
Trump in extraordinary Oval Office shouting match with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as he threatened to shut down the government to get his wall built, and they call him a ‘Pinocchio.’
The stunning public spat, during which Schumer accused the president of throwing a “temper tantrum,” ended with no resolution and appeared to increase the chances of a partial government shutdown at the end of next week.
The three leaders pointed fingers, raised their voices and interrupted each other repeatedly as they fought over policy and politics.
Schumer lectured Trump that “Elections have consequences, Mr. President.”
Trump claimed that, because she is working to nail down the votes to become speaker, “Nancy’s in a siutation where it’s not easy for her to talk right now.”
Pelosi answered: “Please don’t characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting.”
It was the first encounter among the three leaders in more than a year, and if it offered a taste of politics in Washington next year when Democrats control the House, the Capitol is in for a rough ride.
Pelosi repeatedly asked the president to take the encounter off-camera but it continued for nearly 20 rancorous minutes before Trump ejected the media. More
This is the swamp on full display. Watch their body language. Trump was polite and invited Pelosi to speak, and she immediately attacks and insults him; in an obviously coordinated public assault on Trump.
Trump responds because he’s not taking their bull and he hands it back to them. Pelosi and Schumer then play to the cameras, turning their sneering faces toward the media. Schumer, especially, was looking like a sleaze. Pelosi just acted confused. Trump clearly won this.