Schumer, Pelosi Will Meet With Trump To Negotiate Government Funding One Day Before Shutdown

Tyler Durden's picture

After last week's snub, when Nanci Pelosi and Chuck Schumer pulled out of a meeting scheduled with Trump when the president tweeted that he was sitting down with "Chuck and Nancy" but that he didn't "see a deal", it appears that there has been no bad blood between the president and the top Democrats, because on Monday afternoon Chuck and Nancy said they would head to the White House on Thursday for end-of-the-year negotiations and avoiding a government shutdown this week. 

“We’re glad the White House has reached out and asked for a second meeting. We hope the President will go into this meeting with an open mind, rather than deciding that an agreement can’t be reached beforehand," the two Democratic leaders said in a joint statement. They added that they "are hopeful the President will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open.”

In addition to the Democrats, top Republicans Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, who attended last week's meeting with Trump alone, are expected to be at Thursday's powwow.

The meeting is scheduled for one day before the Dec. 8 deadline to fund the government, which means that any potential complications could result in an abrupt - if temporary - government shutdown.

As reported previously, House GOP leadership is pushing forward with a plan to pass a two-week short-term spending bill as soon as Wednesday, the same as Senate GOP leadership which is also backing the two-week stopgap strategy. 

Democrats have yet to take a position on passing a two-week "clean" continuing resolution. Since their votes will be needed to avoid a shutdown, Democrats will hold the leverage: in addition to a short-term deal, Schumer and Pelosi noted they also need to reach a budget agreement, as well as fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), pass more disaster relief aid and address a key Obama-era immigration program.

As part of their demands, the duo said that the funding deal must boost spending for military and domestic priorities equally, and also calls for bipartisan agreement on Dreamers along with border security measures.

This may be a problem, and another problem will the Freedom Caucus which as Politico's Jake Sherman reports, is getting itchy and "holding meeting before votes tonight as they opposed to gop leadership govt funding strategy."

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ZippyBananaPants's picture

Lock the front door and snub them again!

jcaz's picture

Fuck these two-  desperate to be validated,  nothing better than to watch them be ushered out of the buildling......

WTFRLY's picture

Joominati will decide the affairs, and that is all.

The_Juggernaut's picture

"Art of the deal?"

More like art of the steal.  Does it seem odd that Trump is having to negotiate on behalf of Republicans in Congress?

shitshitshit's picture

if the old pelosi hag carpet still has some teeth, that means that the Don is not going to like her showing him some love.

A Don is not a Don without his valuable Dick.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Mitch Mconnel and Paul Ryan , he'll be surrounded by Democrats. Better frisk them and take inventory of the room.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


...ushered out of the buildling...

So, you are betting on a government shut down?

jcaz's picture

Yep- I have ZERO problem with that, actually- oh the horror......

I'm more concerned about my bet on who cries first- Chuck or Nancy- my money is on Cryin' Chuck.........

Typical Leftist sabotage- they're gonna roll into Trump's office the DAY BEFORE it's due and think that they can strong-arm him?  Kick both their asses out, tell them to make a two-week-in-advance appointment like everyone else.......

peddling-fiction's picture

"nothing better than to watch them be ushered out of the buildling......"

Yes, there is; handcuffed and led out by Marshalls.

Ajax-1's picture

Hmmmm....24 hours....huh.  Is it possible that Nancy and Chuck are negotiating in bad faith? (Sarc).

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Art of the deal?"

 Art of the No Deal

DosZap's picture

They can expect NO CONCESSIONS from Trump HE does not want.

OpTwoMistic's picture

He did not snub them.  They did not show up so Trump talked to their empty chairs.  They are empty suits anyway.

drendebe10's picture

News flash - Trump meets two of the biggest corrupt elected political turds

WillyGroper's picture

the 2 will meet to negotiate their exit from their pedo entanglement.


let their "hunger games" begin...hunger for peace & the freedom of exposure.

scum sucking maggots.

WillyGroper's picture

well, well, well...maybe sooner than we think.  GW mentions...barely in his work, but maybe that's the point.  to make folks think.

stop this vid at 14:15 in to read the delicous dirt on chucky,

woo hoo hoo hoo hoo, these folks are SHITTING their depends.

sniffybigtoe's picture

Release the dogs!

I am Groot's picture

And turn on all the sprinklers too !

Peacefulwarrior's picture

Please Santa bring us term limits for Christmas

Chupacabra-322's picture

Know what The American People want for Christmas.





Executions for,

Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes Against The American People, Treason & Sedition.

That’s what I want for Christmas.

Throat-warbler Mangrove's picture

Shhh.  You'll wake the gerontocracy.

“Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.”-ThomasJefferson's picture

Pelosi is likely suffering some form of dementia.

Schumer is corrupted and beholden to so many.

Term limit each and every elected representative.

It's beyond disgusting.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Rebellion,

It’s beyond Criminal. It’s

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

E.F. Mutton's picture

Offer her a bowl of M&M's that are all super-glued together.

Put the video on YouTube

Hilarity will ensue

bonin006's picture

You gave me a better idea (in my humble opinion, of course):

Give her a bowl of M&Ms that are FILLED with super glue, instead of chocolate.

redmudhooch's picture

Chucky, Nancy and their (((owners))) down on Wall St. won't be happy till they have your guns, Bolshevik Revolution 2.0 can begin then.

That is the end game, they won't stop till they accomplish this.

Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

I hope in invites them in, they exchange pleasantries, and then Trump pulls out a baseball bat and commences to beating the brakes off of these two charlatans.

I am Groot's picture

Can you see Trump in a black leather jacket carrying Lucille to the front door of the White House !

Joebloinvestor's picture

HAHAHA and they return GROVELING.

Put on a BIG FUCKING SHOW (they thought) and boycott Trump.


FORD_FIESTA's picture

What Idiots we have running this Country......Truly Idiots.

NK would be doing the true Patriots of America a favor, by dropping one on Washington.

I am Groot's picture

I'll bet a kickstarter fund would get a lot of money for Fatty Kim to drop more than 1 warhead on Washington,DC.

chunga's picture

Roger Goodell calls for death penalty on Rob Gronkowksi.

Anteater's picture

Living under Trump is like being forced to watch 20 excruciating

minutes of Olaf and His Czar Ice Princesses, when you were

promised back in November a full 2 hours of Coco:


"I will build a Wall, and Mexico will pay for it!"  (Yeah, Coco!)

"I will build portions of the Wall under IDIQNB,

and US taxpayers will pay for it, while we deport

all the low-cost service workers that make your

life comfortable, then fly in 1,000,000s of Hindus!"(Oh, for Olaf's Sake!)


"You will have the best healthcare...the best! And it 

will be so cheap, and so easy!" (Yeah, Coco!)

"You will have the 26th worst healthcare, at three

times the cost of any 1W nation, if you can afford it,

while we happily bankrupt your elders and children!" (Oh, for Olaf's Sake!)


"I will announce a $T infrastructure program to MAGA!" (Yeah, Coco!)

"I will push the Pentagon MIC over $1T and grow Mil.Gov

from $3.4T to $4.0T in a single year, while we incur an

additional $1T in deficits for tax cuts to The Ubers!" (Oh, for Olaf's Sake!)




Sliced into ribbons's picture

Give him a break, he's old and has the beginnings of demetia.

Tachyon5321's picture
Schumer and Pelosi Help Trump Drain the Swamp by Shutting Down the Government.  Trump Wins!!!
Sliced into ribbons's picture

You do realize that after the last shutdown all federal employees were paid anyway, right? So a shutdown is just extra paid vacation time.

insanelysane's picture

It's not like any federal employee is working when they are at work anyway.  We can save on heating and lights if they stay at home for a few months.

Tachyon5321's picture

Actually, government workers are always on vacation. Trump just needs to send them home because no one will notice they are gone.

Consuelo's picture




"They added that they "are hopeful the President will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open.”


Turn that government $spigot WOT and bring on the default, because only a crash & burn scenario where the State apparatus is forced to shrink for lack of funds, will ever turn this ship around.



Give Me Some Truth's picture

Can will be kicked. Printing press will be protected.

Swamp will not be drained. Powers that Be will remain in power. Establishment will remain established. The status of our nation and our nation's goverment will remain status quo. Absolute power will continue to corrupt absolutely. The "watchdog press" will not function as a "watchdog" of those with real power.

Rinse and lather will be repeated. The only constant is that the constant will not change.

Dun_Dulind's picture

Trump should be a fucking no show - just to return the favor.

Bobportlandor's picture

Daily Caller

Former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday on number of charges including tax fraud and tax crimes.



Dickweed Wang's picture

Former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday . . . 


One down, 535 to go . . .

shankster's picture

Florida is a 3rd world cesspool anyway.

Anarchyteez's picture

Shut it down please shut it down and leave it shut down.