Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are feeling the pressure to cave and end the government shutdown and most assume they will.
For a few reasons – first, we currently have hundreds of miles of border wall because it works and is necessary for certain areas and all Trump wants is to add a few more hundred miles where needed.
This is not a big ask and certainly not worth shutting down the entire government over. Second, the Democrats will feel the hurt more quickly and more deeply when the horror stories trickle out from a prolonged shutdown.
The public will see this as their shutdown sooner rather than later for the simple reason that they know Trump will never cave, and as all American know this is politics, they will demand Pelosi and Schumer cave because they don’t really care on way or the other.
Third, the left has zero credibility on almost any topic as they go where the political winds blow them and without a deeply held beliefs about the wall, as Trump does, they will give in eventually.
And lastly, Trump is a fighter and they have never really fought a politician like him as evidenced by what Trump just did to Chuck’s reputation – if Chuck would lie about something as insignificant as this, what won’t he lie about? That he was for the wall before he was against it?
From The Hill: President Trump in a tweet early Thursday said that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lied about Trump throwing a “temper tantrum” during negotiations concerning the partial government shutdown.
Trump in a tweet referred to Schumer as “Cryin Chuck,” a nickname he has previously used for Schumer.
“Cryin Chuck told his favorite lie when he used his standard sound bite that I ‘slammed the table & walked out of the room. He had a temper tantrum.’ Because I knew he would say that, and after Nancy said no to proper Border Security, I politely said bye-bye and left, no slamming!”
Cryin Chuck told his favorite lie when he used his standard sound bite that I “slammed the table & walked out of the room. He had a temper tantrum.” Because I knew he would say that, and after Nancy said no to proper Border Security, I politely said bye-bye and left, no slamming!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2019
From NPR: President Trump abruptly halted spending talks at the White House Wednesday, after congressional Democrats again rejected his demand for a $5.7 billion border wall.
Trump dismissed the negotiations as a “total waste of time,” as a partial government shutdown stretched into its 19th day. Adding, “I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”
“Our meeting did not last long,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters, standing in the chilly White House driveway. “It’s cold out here and the temperature wasn’t much warmer in the Situation Room.”
“Unfortunately, the president just got up and walked out,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., after Pelosi told him that Democrats are unwilling to agree to wall funding.
“We saw a temper tantrum,” Schumer said.
Vice President Pence blamed Democrats for refusing to give ground on the wall.
“In this brief meeting, we heard once again that Democratic leaders are unwilling to even negotiate to resolve this partial government shutdown or address the crisis at our southern border,” Pence said.
“What the president made clear today is he is going to stand firm to achieve his priorities: to build a wall, a steel barrier on the southern border.”
Kevin McCarthy said Chuck was not telling the truth about the meeting and went on to explain what really went down.
“I just listened to Senator Schumer,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said. “I know he complained the time that you had cameras in the meeting. I think we need to bring them back. Because what he described the meeting to be is totally different than what took place.”