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Trump’s Answer to “Why won’t you open the government and stop hurting people?”: “Because then you won’t give me what I want”

Donald Trump won’t budge on reopening the government, as he continues to hold federal employees’ livelihoods hostage over funding for his border wall.

According to CNN, Trump called the meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer a “total waste of time.”

Trump was asked by Schumer: “Why won’t you open the government and stop hurting people?”
Trump responded, “Because then you won’t give me what I want.”

CNN reports Trump walked out of discussions to end a partial government shutdown, now in its third week, calling the talks with congressional Democrats “a total waste of time.”

“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!” Trump said.

“Unfortunately, the President just got up and walked out,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York. ” He asked Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said no. And he just got up and said, ‘Then we have nothing to discuss,’ and he just walked out. Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn’t get his way, and he just walked out of the meeting.”

As we enter the third week of the government shutdown and the third year of Trump’s Presidency, it’s clearer than ever we elected a complete and total baby.

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