Donald Trump went on television supposedly to give his offer to the Democrats, his deal to open the government. However, he never negotiated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) or Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY). Negotiations at this level never take place on air. Trump was clearly trying to use the television bully Pelosi into recapitulating. Was he ever wrong.
Last night’s tweets from Pelosi moved into the morning. It began with her noting that Trump’s “proposal is not original.” Plus, POTUS did not even mention the federal workers in his televised speech. She did, and her premise was that the government has to open first:
‘What is original in the President’s proposal is not good. What is good in the proposal is not original. Democrats will vote next week to add additional border security funding for ports of entry, advanced technology for scanning vehicles for drugs & immigration judges.’
‘What we didn’t hear from the President was any sympathy for the federal workers who face so much uncertainty because of the chaos of the
@realDonaldTrump, 800,000 Americans are going without pay. Re-open the government, let workers get their paychecks and then we can discuss how we can come together to protect the border. #EndTheShutdown’
‘Nancy Pelosi has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat. She is so petrified of the “lefties” in her party that she has lost control…And by the way, clean up the streets in San Francisco, they are disgusting!’
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