Pelosi & Schumer Hold Surprise Press Conference & Publicly Expose Trump’s Sham

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Donald Trump calls Democrats “the enemy of the people.” He does not like the Democratic leadership in particular: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Then, there is POTUS’ trouble with strong women. Get them all into a room and watch out.

Schumer and Pelosi just met with the president about keeping the government open among other issues. This was the first time that the incoming Leader of the House, Pelosi, has met with him since Democrats won the House by 40 seats in a huge blue wave. POTUS did not handle it well. The two Democratic leaders held a press conference after the contentious meeting in front of reporters lasting nearly 15 minutes.

The Democrats felt that they had all of the leverage going into the meeting. The president said he wanted $5 billion for his wall, or he would shut down the government. Pelosi pointed out that he had the presidency, the House, and the Senate, so go for it. Schumer accused Trump of false claims about border security. Then, he reminded Trump that The Washington Post created a 5 Pinocchios category especially for the president. It takes a lie repeated for 20 or more times to earn one of these Pinocchios unique to the commander-in-chief.

After the press conference, Pelosi tweeted:

‘.@realDonaldTrump has the Senate, the White House, and the House (for the moment) under Republican control. He has the power to keep government open – but instead, he says he’s going to shut down the government.’

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Afterward, Schumer and Pelosi held a press conference where he said, according to The Washington Post:

‘The bottom line is simple. The president made clear that he wants a shut down. His position, if he sticks to his position for a $5 billion wall, he will get no wall and he will get a shut down. This Trump shut down, this temper tantrum he seems to throw will not get him his wall and it will hurt a lot of people because he will cause a shut he admitted he wanted a shut down. It’s hard to believe he would want that.’

Senator Schumer also tweeted his response to the meeting:

‘Over and over and over and over. He’s said it more than 20 times. President @realDonaldTrump wants to throw a temper tantrum and shut down the government. The American people cannot afford that.’

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Trump also gave his interpretation of the meeting with Schumer and Pelosi:

Image is a screenshot via YouTube.