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Trump, Pelosi & Schumer Square-Off In Surreal Oval Office Shouting Match +Must-See Video

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By Tyler Durden  /  ZeroHedge

In what was perhaps the most entertaining White House press briefing since President Trump’s now-infamous battle with CNN’s Jim Acosta, an impromptu public meeting with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi swiftly devolved into bitter sniping about Trump’s demands for border-wall funding that ended with Trump saying he would “happily” take responsibility for another government shutdown if his demands aren’t met.

Trump was supposed to hold a private meeting with the two Dems, but it surprised them by inviting in cameras at the start of the meeting, according to the Hill.

Pelosi and Trump started by arguing over whether the president had the votes in the House to get the wall funding passed. Trump said that while he could probably push it through the House, he didn’t have the votes in the Senate, so starting the process would be a “waste of time” (that debate followed claims made by Pelosi and Schumer in a statement Monday night that Trump didn’t have the votes in the House or the Senate).

Trump continued to discuss the vote count despite pleas from Pelosi not to discuss his funding demands in front of the press. When he threatened to shut down the government over the border wall funding, Pelosi shot back: “You will not win”.

The bitter attacks – which resulted in a surreal, if supremely entertaining back-and-forth – quickly moved from the wall to bickering over whether Trump still had a mandate to push through his hard line border security measures following the results of the midterms.

“Elections have consequences, Mr. President,” Schumer said.

Trump shot back: “That’s right. And that’s why the country is doing so well.”

Schumer also accused Trump of lying about how much of the wall has already been built, citing a “four Pinnochio” rating on Trump’s claims from the Washington Post.

The acrimonious debate ended with Trump declaring he’d be proud to shut down the government.

“I am proud to shut down the government for border security Chuck because the people of this country…don’t want criminals pouring into our country. I will take the blame for it because last time you shut it down it didn’t work.”

Markets moved lower as headlines from the meeting hit the tape, as traders probably watched in disbelief over how Trump’s era of “bipartisan good feeling” had gone so horribly awry – something that does not bode well for a functional federal government. One talking head on CNBC pointed out the irony in the fact that the fighting over $5 billion in funding for the wall helped erase some $75 billion in market cap.

Dems had intended to broach a counteroffer of $1.3 billion for border security with the president.

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Comments on the exchange flooded Twitter:

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Watch what amounted to 17 minutes of pure insanity below:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-11/trump-pelosi-and-schumer-square-surreal-oval-office-shouting-match

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    • Slimey

      Look at **uck Schumer looking like Gollum. Grinning ear-to-ear because anything that causes Trump to get stymied is a joy to them.

      And Nancy is just blabbering and stuttering idiot as usual. :cool:

      • Equalizer

        Pelosi & Schumer = PoS

        • Equalizer

          POS Pelosi & Schumer are globalist Chicom sellouts much like GOOGLE

    • Redlist Renegade

      Who’s on “First” here ?!!! That Old Vampire Nasty BellaLugosi and her sidekick Cuck Schumer are a REAL Comedy routine aren’t they ?!!! Talk about STUBBORN and STUPID (or Dumb and Dumber) !!! I can just picture old Nasty now saying “We can’t Pass the Wall if we don’t Know what’s IN the Wall” ! What a pair of Complete IDIOTS ! No WONDER Nothing EVER really gets DONE in Washington D.C. (Which SHOULD Stand For DON’T CARE) !!! :idea:

    • LEROY WASHINGTON

      THANK GOD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP! WE’RE GETTING BACK TO BEING FREE SPEECH AMERICAN’S, SAY NO TO MARXISM(SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM) IT’S FOR STUPID PEOPLE! GOD BLESS AMERICA, TRUMP 2020!

    • Anonymous

      MR. PRESIDENT, Stand your ground we are behind you.

    • Killuminati

      Military doesn’t have the balls to protect this country. If they did, traitors like Pelosi and Schumer would have been gutted in front of their children in the most horrific way possible as a message to the rest of the Cabal members.

    • Just Dandy

      Who could possibly want a wide open door policy to allow mass drug trafficked into the country as well unrestrained terrorists coming in? Oh wait, maybe those directly involved that have a stake in just that? Build the wall already, those screa.ing loudest against it are the ones that need to be held to account on treason charges!

    • Just Dandy

      :!:

    • gumby

      do not attempt a compromise with these elitists whose purpose is to destroy America thru illegal immigration which will collapse our welfare system. these two clowns know exactly what they have to do in order for their masters the UN/globalists to carry out the final plan of taking control of America. shut the government down an let these socialist dems take the blame for caring more about illegals than their own citizens for everyone to see. the wall has to be built to stop these caravans from entering our country. Trump is doing a great job showing all who is to blame for our problems most especially the corruption of our welfare system where 63% of illegals are breaking the taxpayers by dependency on free stuff. he has to release the Fisa docs unredacted so that even the blind liberals understand the democrat socialists are traitors and should be hanged for treason and sedition. it is coming to the end so we must be prepared for war and economic collapse.

    • faithbrother

      Build OUR WALL!

    • faithbrother

      She keeps saying Legislative Branch.
      Law Makers who Vote Against Enforcing Our LAWS .
      California Spends 30 BILLION A YEAR on illegals .
      Illegal Immigration Costs California $30.3 Billion A Year—17.7 Percent Of State Budget
      https://nationaleconomicseditorial.com/2017/02/21/costs-illegal-immigration-california/
      SUE these Lawless Legislatures with Sanctuary Cities
      under
      8 U.S. Code § 1324 – Bringing in and harboring aliens
      (a) Criminal penalties
      —10 years
      knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;
      (iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law;

      • giggers

        just look at shumers smug face a big freaking nose , put the hammer to them TRUMP. CANADA is behind you. throw all those NWO pigs in GITMO and soon ..

        GO TRUMP GO
        YOU THA MAN

    • raburgeson

      Nope, need the wall, shut down our crooks at the border. Drugs, guns, and people are being trafficked, industrial and food smuggled, shut down all this and make the same type of arrests you are doing in Arkansas. Then police the northern border where the uranium was trafficked.

      For the rest of you, why do you think they are fighting this wall so vehemently? We don’t need illegal immigration. We need 50 million jobs just to cover the people already here.

      The screw job citizens are getting, they raised the price of goods stolen to $750 dollars each and illegals can steal everything you own under that price and they will not look for it no matter what the total is. Round them up and send them home.

    • Man

      So how is this percived as a Win for Trump?

      A government Shutdown effects all and Somehow Trump Wants to government to spend More money that they don’t have for a wall that is getting more and more expensive

      • Redlist Renegade

        Well as I’ve mentioned to you MANY times before on here Mister OBVIOUS Troll “Man are you and IDIOT or WHAT” ?!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Professional Wrestling like fake opposition.

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