Top Democrats "Abruptly" Pull Out Of White House Meeting After Trump Twitter Attack

Tyler Durden's picture

Following this morning's tweet, in which Trump said that he was meeting with top Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to keep the government open, but because "they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked", he "doesn't see a deal", and which sent the T-Bill market turmoiling as mid-December government shutdown odds surged, moments ago the top two Democratic leaders in Congress pulled out "abruptly" (in AP's words) of the previously scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump.

Instead of meeting Trump, Schumer and Pelosi shot back with a statement asking for talks with top GOP leaders in Congress. The top democrats said they’d skip a “show meeting” at the White House and instead ask for a meeting with their Republican counterparts, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“Given that the President doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement.

Some Democrats have called for any year-end spending deal to include legislation that would codify an Obama administration policy providing protection against deportation for young undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. Trump, who announced in September he was ending the program, has said any deal protecting the so-called “Dreamers” should be paired with funding for a border wall and legislation that would reduce legal immigration.

If Democrats and Republicans do not reach a deal on spending by Dec. 8, the federal government could face a partial shutdown. Trump’s meeting with the Congressional leaders, which will also include Republicans House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is scheduled for 3 p.m.

As a reminder, the Dec. 8 deadline was set in a deal Schumer and Pelosi struck with Trump - against the wishes of Ryan and McConnell - to avoid a government shutdown and debt default in September. They agreed to fund the government at current levels and suspend the debt limit for three months.

As Bloomberg reminds us, since that deal was struck, Congress has focused mostly on a tax overhaul and has made little progress reaching a spending deal to keep the government open. Other issues have also piled up, including the fate of cost-sharing subsidies that help defray deductibles and coinsurance payments for low-income patients with Obamacare insurance policies. Trump stopped paying the subsidies.

The negotiations also include efforts to lift legislative caps on military spending, raise the debt limit, provide more funding for disaster assistance, and extend a children’s health insurance program and an intelligence surveillance program. Several of those issues face year-end deadlines and may end up in a huge spending plan that requires votes from both Republicans and Democrats.

The Trump administration does not want to include immigration as part of the year-end spending deal to keep the government open, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Monday. “We hope that the Democrats aren’t going to put our service members abroad at risk by trying to hold the government hostage over partisan politics, and attaching that,” Sanders told reporters on Monday.

Markets reacted favorably to the news, with stocks jumping on speculation that a meeting between the top Democrats and Republicans will be more productive than the "show meeting" between Trump and the democratic duo.

While stock euphoria is predictable, those curious if the government's shutdown odds are rising are urged to look at the Dec. 7-Dec. 21 Bill spread which, ominously, continues to blow out.

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There's picture

The dude is Useless.

Juggernaut x2's picture

Everybody knows Trump isn't going to do shit about H-1Bs- right?

greenskeeper carl's picture

Yes, I highly doubt he will.

This is all just kabuki theater. Or, as a taxpayer on the receiving end of it, maybe bukaki theater is more accurate.

HockeyFool's picture

Who cares, shut it down. Dems hate America anyway. Throw the old hag off a cliff.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Lol. Right after I posted this on the Trump Tweet story:

It would be awesome if during the meeting Trump pulled out a couple of sealed indictments and the marshalls walked them out of the room.

IH8OBAMA's picture

And the market pops upon the annoucement that Nancy and Chucky won't be there to throw monkey wrenches at the law making process.

The party of "DO NOTHING" is really going to do nothing.  Why are they even showing up in Congress? Stupid Dims.


CheapBastard's picture

Dems love all the illegals coming in and taking jobs away from their Democrat blue collar voters. That's because Democrats must keep their voters dumb, jobless and poor to keep their support.



Offthebeach's picture

Poverty Inc. is the biggest business in thousands of Dem cities, towns.  Cops, jails, courts, shelters, Sec 8, 20 year olds ass in pubic skools, nurses, slumloards, Wal-Marts, baby docs, ER docs..

All those once productive cities, built and tax paid, are now urban welfare farms for Democrat workers and slumlords milking last value.

chubbar's picture

Alert! This site is reporting that Jeff Sessions was briefed by Holder on Uranium One in 2000. If true, that makes Sessions an accomplice to both the treason and coverup, something that needs to be investigated ASAP 

weburke's picture

the corruption is complete, get used to that.

Pandelis's picture

i thought there was a reason with Bitcoin approaching 10,000 ... now i get it why.

Grimaldus's picture

"Says Trump: "I don't see a deal!" adding that Democrats "want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes."


Nancy and Chuck did not deny any of this.








Lorca's Novena's picture

He will at the start of his second term

Col_Sanders's picture

Pelosi and Schumer are Useless.


eatthebanksters's picture

Go Trump!  Shut it down!!.  Stand for what you promised!!

gatorengineer's picture

First time for everything....  Dont get your hopes up

E.F. Mutton's picture

Too bad their Fathers didn't "pull out"

Number 9's picture

no shit..i would use any excuse not to talk to those crooked hacks.

CheapBastard's picture

Will Schmuer cry on TV again at 6pm?

fulliautomatix's picture

Lazy - refused to turn up to a paid gig, took the money anyway. Tantrums in the belts.

Katos's picture

They'e ALL fucking useless! If your UNDER the illusion that you have a single FUCKING person in Washington who' REPRESENTING you, I'll have to burst your bubble! We have an entrenched political elitist parasite MAFIA IN Washington! They'e spent the last 40 YEARS robbing Taxpayers blind while using the media to make us think it' for our own good??

junction's picture

They are not all useless.  The hit squads George Bush hired to take out JFK were part of a  conspiracy that had half the Dallas police on the payroll, all of JFK's Secret Service security detail the Syndicate to tie up loose ends after the murder.  Loose ends like world famous reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, who died of a drug overdose from drugs she never took.  Just like Marilyn Monroe.  Most of these politicians must have secret trust accounts in Reno to store their payoffs.  American politicians don't come cheap.

DavidC064's picture

I agree. Chuck Schumer has got to go!

onewayticket2's picture

Chuck and Nancy did not intend to go to the meeting and "be courageous" and "Reach across the aisle" and help trump.  the exact opposite.  he simply called them out....

chubbar's picture

ALERT! It's now being reported that Jeff Sessions was briefed in 2000 by Eric Holder on the Uranium One deal! In other words, Sessions is a plant to keep Uranium One from being investigated! This is unreal, what a fucking traitor. He sat in front of congress and said NOTHING about his involvement with Uranium One, which would have led to him recusing himself.

chunga's picture

As it stands right now Sessions is the worst AG in my lifetime. His support for the prosecutor in the Bundy trial, his crusade against pot, his stance on civil forfeiture, the recusals, etc. All the AGs before him were bad but Sessions distinguishes himself by running flak for the clintons who are supposedly on the opposite team.

He is one of the biggest reasons I think his maverick outsider boss is also a fraud.

XWeatherman's picture

Jobs in USA for US citizens, not imported near-slave labor driving down wages and demolishing US Unions.

Bill of Rights's picture

Good quit assholes...your useless anyway. GO TRUMP!


Shut it down Shut it down!

spastic_colon's picture

"republican counterparts"??

i think he meant "republican co-conspirators"

Chupacabra-322's picture

“Republican Globalist counterparts.”

You’re born into this World. And, when you leave this World, you want to leave it in a better place than how you found it.

At least, that’s what I’ve heard.

The World definitely is NOT in a better place than how I found it.

We’ve regressed as as Species.

All done by Design, all done by Agenda.

Look no further than the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths in Office to blame.

Ghordius's picture

pls help an old man on the other side of the pond, I forgot: which one is the party that wants to balance the federal budget again?

Dutch1206's picture

Is this a trick question?

Number 9's picture

have you quit beating your wife?

ZeroLounger's picture

You can beat your wife, you can beat meat, you can beat eggs,

but you can't beat PRESIDENT TRUMP!!

Number 9's picture

yeah.. he definitely has the entertainment angle down in spades.

Vageling's picture

No, it's a rhetorical question. He's making a point rather then asking something.

chunga's picture

Politics over here has become a bit like religion. It takes a huge leap of faith to believe any of it has any basis in reality.

Publicus_Reanimated's picture

You are too kind.  Politics over here has become like religion -- all heretics and apostates must be killed (figuratively, of course, it's not as bad as it could be).