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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Oval Office Throwdown

President Donald Trump, future House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer erupted in an on-camera fight in the Oval Office over border wall funding on Tuesday.

The president argued that funding the wall was a “national emergency” and proposed $5 billion in funding. Schumer refused, insisting that he would only provide just $1.6 billion in border security funds.

In response, Trump said he would shut down the government and take responsibility for it if they failed to include additional wall funding.

“I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck, because the people of this country don’t want criminals and people that have lots of problems, and drugs pouring into our country,” he said in response to Schumer. “So I will take the mantle, I will be the one to shut it down, I’m not going to blame you for it.”

Trump admitted that border security was a “tough issue” noting that Pelosi and Schumer opposed the idea of a wall. He cited border statistics showing that illegal traffic dropped very substantially after they finished portions of the wall barriers.

“I don’t think you should have a debate in front of the press,” she said.

Schumer also protested that the discussion was taking place in front of the press.

“Let’s debate in private,” he pleaded.

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Anonymous said...

Considering the previous turd acquired pallets of cash to give to the slimes.....this wall money is chicken feed.

The voting public needs to know that these idiots are advocating for allowing attackers easy entry to our country...when years ago they were singing different tune in favor of closed borders. For these clowns, it's primarily about fighting President Trump!

Anonymous said...

He He He He ..Showdown At White House Corral !!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It should be on camera so people can see all the games the Democrats play and get media cover to assist.

Anonymous said...

Why is this even a debate? Build Trump's wall......after he shows us the deposit slip for those Mexican checks that are paying for it.

Anonymous said...

Just shut it down
Thank you president trump

Anonymous said...

Debate in private?


So much for open and honest government . . .

Anonymous said...

President Trump cleaned Pelosi and Schmukie's clocks.

Anonymous said...

Yes, These Two Devils from Hell > Pelosi & Scheemer went
to make Trump look bad & Only made themselves look Bad !!!

Love it > make her Speaker so she will be Finished at last

Anonymous said...

Well let's see. Shutting down government means that some of us will not get paid. Yes. I get it, you work, you get a paycheck. I do that. However if paychecks stop, how am I supposed to pay mortgage? Electric? Food? Insurance? Etc. yes , often government workers do get backpay if approved by congress. However back pay doesn't help when your bills are due.

Do I think we should have a wall and tighter security. Absolutely. However a shut down isn't the answer. I am guessing those on welfare will still get their money and they aren't working.

There are in fact honest hard working people who are federal employees who will be the ones to pay the price.

Anonymous said...

Idiots like you to sum up the discussions as some kind of joke. Thank God Trump is in charge.

Anonymous said...

On a personal note. Nancy look physically bad. One would think with all that money she has that she could afford to touch up her hair. The gray/red roots where terrible. It's not the first time she was on TV with her hair a mess.

Anonymous said...

I see 10:11 must be a government employee
Again us real working people don't get paid
But that's ok for you will

Anonymous said...

Yes I am in fact a government employee. I work for my paycheck.

And yes, just like when people lose their jobs or get laid off it is a struggle.

I am not a non working welfare or benefits recipient.

And no there is no guarantee of back pay.

So yes like you I am in fact a real working person. Who pays their bills and takes care of my family on my own without outside help.

But thanks so much for your open mind and understanding that real working people are going to be negatively impacted.

Anonymous said...

You must not be essential! You should prepare for train wrecks as the Government calls it.

Anonymous said...

I wish to make a comment on the Oval Office meeting relating to the media talking inly about Nancy's red coat and her sunglassed that she wore to the WH. Apparently the media has gone wild again and missing the important issues of the Wall and shutting down govt by stating Nancy has an motive for wearing the red coat and sun glasses. That's all the media got out of that powerful meeting. Was Nancy mocking the first lady. Red clothing they say implies power. I'm not sure Nancy's motive but believe me she looks very stupid if she thinks she can compete with our very classy first lady. The media is sick just reporting dumb issues. Stick to the facts. Wall and Govt shut down folks not fashion and what it could mean.

Anonymous said...

Trump Wins!!! He proved he can take the Heat , so they

can get OUT of his Kitchen !!!! They only made themselves

look bad / Not Trump

Anonymous said...

Some illegals are known to be connected with terrorist organizations. Some enter with kidnapped children. It's a crime that most media outlets do not report these facts. So the liberals want to allow all illegals to enter our country and if a handful of them kill a few Americans, no big deal. But what if one of those killed happened to be a liberal politician's family member. Then what do you suppose would happen?