President Donald Trump held a meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday to continue negotiating reopening the federal government, which has been shut down since December 22 over Trump’s unyielding demand for a border wall.
Trump reportedly stormed out of the Situation Room following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) refusal to fund a border wall in exchange for Trump ending the shutdown.
Speaking to reporters as she exited the White House, Pelosi offered a blistering rebuke of Trump’s obstinance, speaking up for the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who will not receive a paycheck if the government remains closed through Friday.
“The president seems to be insensitive” to the financial woes of the federal workforce, Pelosi said, before taking a huge swipe at Trump and his wealth.
“He thinks maybe they can just ask their father for more money. But they can’t.”
“If you don’t understand financial insecurity,” the Speaker added of Trump, “then you would have a policy that takes pride in saying: ‘I’m going to keep government shut down for months or years unless you totally agree to my position.'”
Pelosi on Trump: “He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money. But they can’t” pic.twitter.com/JSmaEaoAMh
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) January 9, 2019
Pelosi dropped a bomb on Trump and Twitter gobbled it up.
She is killing him when it comes to PR!! Go Girl!! Lmao
— Chocolateme (@TerrieCocoa42) January 9, 2019
No need to call the police just the coroner pic.twitter.com/ON2G7RyL9h
— His Dudeness (@ZJudkins) January 9, 2019
After a tumultuous 2018, this is the leadership we need.