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COMMENTARY OF THE DAY
By
Robert Namer
Voice Of America
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January 11, 2019

     President Donald Trump walked out of a negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday and said he might declare a national emergency at the border after Democrats refused to yield to his demands for money for a border wall.  Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Trump abruptly ended the White House session after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she did not support his border wall. "He just got up and said we have nothing to discuss, and he walked out," Schumer said. What else was Trump to do?

     Schumer foolishly called Trump's behavior "unbecoming of a president."  Vice President Mike Pence and Republican lawmakers disputed the Democrats’ account and said the meeting ended after Democrats refused to offer a counterplan  to reopen the government.  Trump gave Schumer and Pelosi the floor to state their case, but “they want to argue,” said House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

     Trump treated the Democrats politely, McCarthy said, but they reacted with "embarrassing" behavior.  Trump confirmed that he walked out of the session, writing on Twitter, "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!"  What Trump said and did makes sense what.

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