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Trump clashes with Pelosi, Schumer in Oval Office meeting over border wall

2018-12-11 21:27
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CLASHED WITH TOP DEMOCRATS OVER FUNDING FOR THE BORDER WALL. TUESDAY'S MEETING AT THE OVAL OFFICE WAS PART OF AN EFFORT TO AVERT A PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND HOW TO SECURE THE U-S SOUTHERN BORDER. BUT THINGS GOT INTENSE WHEN HOUSE MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI CHARACTERIZED THE POSSIBILITY OF A SHUTDOWN AS A "TRUMP SHUTDOWN." TRUMP THEN REPEATEDLY TOUTED THE IMPORTANCE OF SECURING FUNDING FOR BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION. MEANWHILE, FUNDING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND OTHER AGENCIES EXPIRES DECEMBER 21ST