WATCH: Donald Trump Says ‘I Am Proud to Shut Down the Government’

Hoo boy.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would be “proud” to oversee a government shutdown if Congress fails to authorize funding for a wall along the southern border.

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the Oval Office where the four sparred over who would take the blame if lawmakers fail to reach a compromise to keep the government open by December 21.

Pelosi told Trump that “the American people recognize that we must keep the government open… that a shutdown is not worth anything and that we should not have a Trump shutdown.” Pelosi said, “there are no votes in the House… a majority of votes… for a wall.”

Trump replied: “If I needed the votes in the House for a wall I would have them in one session.”

Schumer pushed back against Trump’s history of shutdown threats but was quickly interrupted by the president.

Trump interjected:

“If we don’t get what we want, one way or the other through you or the military or anybody else, yes I will shut down the government. I am proud to shut down the government for border security.”

Watch the contentious discussion below:

Nevertheless, Pelosi persisted. And it was greatly appreciated.

Pelosi, set to become Speaker of the House for a second time come January, is fully prepared to keep Trump in line.

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