Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer met with President Trump today in the Oval Office and the meeting quickly devolved into a yelling match between Pelosi and Trump.
Trump invited the press into the room to watch the action despite not warning Pelosi or Schumer that they would be present. And after he launched into a tirade about funding for his wall, Pelosi repeatedly asked him not to discuss funding issues in front of the media.
But Trump wouldn’t stop insisting he could get funding for the wall passed through the House – despite Democrats overwhelming majority in the upcoming Congress. Finally, her patience worn thin, Pelosi returned fire.
The result was glorious and progressives across the nation stopped what they were doing, sniffed the air, turned on their Twitter machines, and started celebrating an early Christmas.
During his meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, Pres. Trump says "we may not have an agreement today, we probably won't" on border wall funding, but "we have an agreement on other things that are really good." https://t.co/ENqvpgOHXg pic.twitter.com/miQxUApphY
— ABC News (@ABC) December 11, 2018
“I would win a vote easily in the House,” on the wall, Trump says.
Pelosi: “You would not win.”
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) December 11, 2018
Trump tells Pelosi that he "has the votes in the House." Keeps saying the issue is the Senate. He needs 60 votes in the Senate. But so far there are not the votes on the GOP side of the aisle in the House to pass a border wall.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 11, 2018
Trump and Pelosi sparred in the Oval Office over votes in Congress for border wall funding pic.twitter.com/xcOVoDDQ1m
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) December 11, 2018
This fight between Trump and Nancy Pelosi on live TV over funding for a border wall is pretty incredible.
— Lydia Wheeler (@WheelerLydia) December 11, 2018
Nancy Pelosi just stood up to Trump more than any Republican ever has.
In the White House.
To his face.
We need more of this. 🇺🇸
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 11, 2018
how i feel after watching the pelosi-schumer-trump exchange pic.twitter.com/hw0bRAfaLZ
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) December 11, 2018
This is so hard to watch
Two serious politicians debating with a known criminal whether the U.S. should bankrupt itself building a giant wall, an 1118 A.D. solution to a 2018 A.D. situation https://t.co/eLN5l1dgIc
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) December 11, 2018