President Trump is accusing Sen. Chuck Schumer of lying about the commander-in-chief storming out of shutdown negotiations and throwing a “temper tantrum.”
Trump tweeted Thursday that Schumer, whom he referred to as “Cryin’ Chuck,” “told his favorite lie when he used his standard sound bite that I ‘slammed the table & walked out of the room. He had a temper tantrum.’ ”
A day earlier, Schumer said Trump “sort of slammed the table” and walked out of a White House meeting as the two sides remain at loggerheads over funding for the President’s long-promised wall along the southern border.
“We saw a temper tantrum,” the Senate Minority Leader added.
The Situation Room sitdown lasted only 14 minutes after Democrats said they asked Trump to re-open the government but he told them if he did they wouldn’t give him money for the wall.
The ongoing shutdown stretched into its 20th day on Thursday.
Republicans countered Schumer’s account, saying Trump posed a direct question to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: If he opened the government, would she fund the wall? She said no.
Trump, who Vice President Pence said handed out candy at the start of the meeting, did not raise his voice and there was no table pounding, GOPers added.
Trump, scheduled to visit McAllen, Texas later Thursday, vowed to continue the partial government shutdown after the contentious meeting.