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

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.


Katos There Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:03 Permalink

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??

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junction Katos Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:14 Permalink

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.

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chubbar There Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:16 Permalink

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.

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chunga chubbar Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:03 Permalink

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.

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Chupacabra-322 spastic_colon Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:11 Permalink

“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.

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