President Donald Trump has walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders as negotiations broke down on the 19th day of a U.S. government shutdown.
After Trump speaks, congressional Democratic leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), will be given time for their rebuttal, according to a CNN Tweet.
But after days of hinting he might use presidential powers to declare an emergency as a first step toward directing money for the wall without congressional approval, Trump said he would continue seeking a solution to the impasse with Congress. Trump said in a meeting with Schumer and Pelosi in December that he would be "proud" to shut down the government over border security.
"And he just got up and said, 'Then we have nothing to discuss, ' and he just walked out". Across the seven nets and down 4 from the opposition, the "temper tantrum" accused POTUS pulled in a 28.1/45 rating in the overnight metrics in the 9 - 9:15 PM ET time period.
As the shutdown enters its 19th day, 800,000 federal workers are increasingly likely to miss their first pay cheques, due at the end of the week.
Trump called on Democrats to return to the White House to meet with him, saying it was "immoral" for "politicians to do nothing".
"The women and children at the border are not a security threat, they are a humanitarian challenge - a challenge that President Trump's own cruel and counterproductive policies have only deepened".
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The shutdown is the third under Trump's watch and the longest since 1995.
"The fact-checking came too late for any viewers who turned off their televisions after the president stopped speaking", said Media Matters' Matt Gertz.
When the White House officially requested airtime on Monday from the broadcast networks, as is customary in these cases, network executives deliberated about it for a few hours.
The president's choice of a primetime national address had been much maligned by many in the political establishment.
He claimed there was "tremendous Republican support" for his stance, insisting it was his political opponents, the Democratic Party, and not his own side that was feeling the pressure.
Asked what Trump had gained by walking out of the talks, Pence said: "I think the president made his position very clear today: that there will be no deal without a wall".
Former President Barack Obama was "absolutely tone deaf" to concerns about illegal immigration's myriad bad effects on the state of Arizona, former GOP Gov. Jan Brewer told Newsmax TV on Wednesday.
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