President Trump Exposes Pelosi And Schumer's Unwillingness To Fund Border Wall In Heated Exchange
When President Trump took a meeting with Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the press was allowed to be there but they probably weren't expecting the level of heated exchanges that erupted between the party leaders and the President.
Trump opened with a statement on the border wall saying, "I am proud to shut down the government for border security, chuck. People in this country don't want criminals and people that have lots of problems and drugs pouring into our country." Then Pelosi began speaking in her usual monotone voice as if she were one of those talking AI heads that scientists have created.
Trump wasn't having any of Pelosi's Democrat droning and he interjected multiple times to correct her on border security. Pelosi seemingly just tuned him out and continued as if she were reading from a teleprompter. Eventually, Pelosi could no longer ignore the points that Trump was countering with and she went off script.
When responding to the border funding bill, Trump said, "Nancy, I'd have it passed in two seconds. It doesn't matter though because we can't get it passed in the Senate because we need ten Democrat votes. That's the problem". Pelosi had nothing to say to that other than, "Let us have our conversation when we meet with the press again."
Really Nancy? Why can't we resolve the issue stopping funding of the border wall right now?
Apparently, Michael Flynn Jr was impressed by the exchange because he retweeted a quote of the President's position on the border wall saying, "WOW!!" The President continually countered Pelosi's responses by saying, "Nancy, WE NEED BORDER SECURITY."
Way to go Mr. President! It pains me to hear the political speak out of Pelosi who wants open borders and illegal immigration AND strong gun control, all counter-intuitive to American values. We need more Republican's who can stand up to Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer. All throughout the heated exchange, Vice President Mike Pence sat quietly observing the conversation from Trump's side.
Trump continued, "People are pouring into our country, including terrorists. We have terrorists. We caught ten terrorists over the last very short period of time. Ten! These are very serious people." He went on to praise the brave men and woman who protect our freedom and our great nation. "Our border agents, all of our law enforcement has been incredible."
This caused Pelosi to shift uncomfortably in her seat. Chuck Schumer then tried his own hand at debating the President on the border issue. "We have a proposal that Democrats and Republicans will support, to do a CR that will not shut down the government. We urge you to take it." Trump replied, "And if it's not good border security I won't take it." Schumer adds, "It's very good border security."
My favorite part was when Trump tried to break it down into terms that the two Democrats sitting in front of him could understand. "Let me tell you something Chuck, where you have walls, it's effective. Where you don't have walls, it is not effective." He has a point, there is still miles and miles of America's southern border which does not have sufficient protection.