It’s being reported now that Chuck Schumer is saying that Trump got up and walked out of their meeting after Pelosi said NO to wall funding:
NEW: Sen. Chuck Schumer says TRUMP just walked out of meeting with Democrats after Nancy Pelosi said she would not agree to fund a border wall.— Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) January 9, 2019
"He just walked out and said we had nothing to discuss," Schumer said, adding Trump called the meeting a "waste of his time." @USATODAY
And it turns out that’s pretty much exactly what happened, as Trump just tweet confirmed it:
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
Good. No need to waste time when Democrats refuse to put politics aside.
Pence is now weighing in on what happened and described it exactly as Trump said. And McCarthy is also backing that up. I’ll post videos as soon as I get them…
UPDATE: Here’s Pence…
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 9, 2019
UPDATE TWO: Apparently Schumer is saying Trump yelled at them and slammed his hands on a table or something, referring to it as a temper tantrum. But Pence, McCarthy, and Scalise said none of that happened, that Trump never raised his voice nor slammed his hand on the table. Rather, they all say Trump was handing out candy when he came into the room and he left in a very measured way.