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The Fiery Meeting Between Trump, Schumer, and Pelosi about the Border wall, Explained

The partial shutdown enters its 20th day Thursday, and Friday marks the first payday in which many federal workers won’t be paid because of it. Also, the impasse and shutdown have raised the ire of a rating agency.

President Donald Trump left Congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi at what was supposed to be the negotiating table Wednesday after a meeting over border security quickly headed south.

Simply, the president said the talks, specifically with Democrat House Speaker Pelosi, over funding a border wall were a waste of time because she flat out refused to budge over taking up the issue while the government is partially shut down.

While the deeply divided partisan sides managed to get together for the meeting, it is becoming clearer that neither is prepared to stray from their positions. The president, Pelosi, and Schumer continue to blame the other side for the stalemate.

At issue is the president’s call for $5.7 billion to be appropriated to fund a border wall along certain portions of the U.S.-Mexico border.



House Democrats have refused to commit to the funding.

After the meeting, Schumer said:

“The president asked Speaker Pelosi, ‘will you agree to my wall?’ She said no. And he just got up, and said, ‘Well we’ve got nothing to discuss.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, 4,20,000 employees got affected by this, and it is added that another 3,80,000 has been placed on unpaid.

The U.S.’s triple-A bond rating could also be affected. At least one rating agency analyst has spoken on the matter.

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