'Total waste of time': Donald Trump walks out of shutdown talks with Democrats

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'Total waste of time': Donald Trump walks out of shutdown talks with Democrats

Donald Trump left the transactions with congressional Democrats, announcing it an "all out exercise in futility" after they rehashed their refusal to subsidize any kind of divider on the fringe with Mexico. 

"Simply left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,”  Trump tweeted, alluding to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California). "I asked what will occur in 30 days in the event that I immediately open things up, would you say you will affirm Border Security which incorporates a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy stated, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!" 

After the meeting, Schumer and Pelosi reproved Trump for declining to revive the administration, similarly as they had the past night. 

"Once more, we saw a hissy fit since he couldn't get his direction," Schumer told columnists outside the White House on Wednesday. 


Government laborers are "as frustrated as we are that Democrats are reluctant to take part in accordance with some basic honesty transactions," Vice President Mike Pence told columnists after the gathering. 

The US government has been halfway closed down for just about 19 days, after Senate Democrats declined to back a Republican-lion's share House charge that would apportion $5.7 billion to building the outskirt divider. Democrats assumed control over the House on January 3, and have proposed bills to revive the legislature, however have dismissed any subsidizing to the divider, consistently, calling it "indecent." 

"This is an emergency... it is a philanthropic emergency, it is a security emergency," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said. "Also, actually dividers work." 

Approximately 800,000 government laborers will before long miss their first paycheck, and every side has blamed the other for overlooking their requirements and interests. 

Preceding the meeting, Trump said he would announce a national crisis if the discussions with Democrats fizzled. Asked by ABC journalist Jonathan Karl in the event that he would revive the legislature for government laborers, Trump inquired as to whether he would do as such in his place. 

"In the event that you would do that, you ought to never be in this position, since you'd never complete anything," the president said.