House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, right, and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with them at the White House Wednesday when they wouldn't agree to fund a border wall.
U.S. President Donald Trump stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday as efforts to end the almost 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers won't receive paycheques on Friday.
The president is to visit the border in person on Thursday, but he has expressed his own doubts that his appearance and remarks will change any minds.
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The brief session in the White House Situation Room ended almost as soon as it began and Trump immediately tweeted that the meeting was a "total waste of time."
President Donald Trump will travel to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday amid a stalemate over funding for his proposed wall that has partially shut down the federal government.
Trump will “meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a tweet Monday. The White House didn’t say precisely where on the border Trump plans to travel.