Tuesday morning President Trump tweeted a threat to shut down the Government unless a deal can be reached with “Chuck and Nancy”. Trump was due to meet with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to pass a spending bill, but after offending them on Twitter, neither of them showed up for his meeting.
Meeting with “Chuck and Nancy” today about keeping government open and working. Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes. I don’t see a deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2017
Pelosi and Schumer backed out of the meeting after Trump tweeted that he didn’t think a deal could be reached with the Democrats. The two leaders released a joint statement indicating that they would rather negotiate with Republicans in Congress than meet with the President.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attended the meeting, and were used as bookends on either end of Trump, with a chair separating them from the President on each side to indicate the Democrats’ absence.
.@realDonaldTrump now knows that his verbal abuse will no longer be tolerated. His empty chair photo opp showed he’s more interested in stunts than in addressing the needs of the American people. Poor Ryan and McConnell relegated to props. Sad!
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 28, 2017
In addition to Pelosi’s tweet, Trump was also attacked on Twitter for his actions, with followers calling his tweet just a deflection from the Russia investigations, and saying that all of his arguments are blatant lies.
Many other Twitter followers called him out for being childish and poor at negotiations, even though he continuously boasts about how great he is at negotiating.
Another ignorant, fake statement to deflect from Russia investigation.
— Kathy Taylor (@KathyTaylor19) November 28, 2017
Thats a lie! Stop lying to the American people. Don't you know what the truths are anymore? Shame on you
— Robin (@rmossey64) November 28, 2017
Thought u boasted that u were best deal maker ever! #FakePresident
— a master (@amasterpiece) November 28, 2017
What do you think about Chuck and Nancy standing up Trump??
COMMENT and let us know!