Schumer jumped in to stress the importance of opening up the government and then negotiating on border security funding from there.Of course, White House officials disputed this.
He at one point asked Trump, "Why won't you open the government and stop hurting people?"
Trump responded bluntly, "Because then you won't give me what I want."
Of course there's no reason to believe anything coming out of this White House.
As evidence, I give you this from the Washington Post:
It was a foundational promise of Donald Trump’s historic presidential campaign: Mexico would pay for his 2,000-mile border wall. But as he desperately fights for $5.7 billion in taxpayer money for the project, Trump now claims he never said Mexico would directly foot the bill.Read that memo. It specifically says that Mexico will make a one time payment of $5-10 billion.
“Obviously, I never said this, and I never meant they’re going to write out a check,” the president told reporters Thursday at the White House.
He did say it — at least 212 times during his campaign and dozens more since he took office. And he put it in writing — in a March 2016 memo to news outlets that was then posted on his campaign website.
Donald J Trump is a fucking liar.