Top Dems Pull Out Of White House Meeting After Buffoon Trump Attack On Twitter

 Congress’ top Democratic leaders abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting Tuesday with President Donald Trump after he attacked them on Twitter, casting doubt on the prospects for a quick agreement to avert a government shutdown at the end of next week.nancy-pelosi
Trump tweeted early Tuesday that “I don’t see a deal!” with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California and accused them of being soft on crime, taxes and illegal immigration. 

Schumer and Pelosi shot back by canceling the afternoon White House meeting and asking instead for immediate talks with top Republican leaders in Congress.


“Given that the president doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead,” Schumer, D-N.Y., and Pelosi said in a statement. “Rather than going to the White House for a show meeting that won’t result in an agreement, we’ve asked Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to meet this afternoon.”

That demand was swiftly rejected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.


Meanwhile, Trump on Tuesday made his third visit to the Capitol in little more than a month. This time, he’s trying to make the sale to Senate Republicans on his signature tax bill, which has several GOP holdouts.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said McConnell and Ryan still planned to attend the White House session.


“The president’s invitation to the Democrat leaders still stands and he encourages them to put aside their pettiness, stop the political grandstanding, show up and get to work,” Sanders said. “If the Democrats believe the American people deserve action on these critical year-end issues as we do, they should attend.”


Ryan and McConnell said the path to any agreement must go through Trump and the White House.


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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