Trump walks out of shutdown talks with Dems

US President Donald Trump has walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders about the funding of his controversial border wall, calling it a “waste of time.”

The president abruptly ended the negotiations on Wednesday night after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rejected his plea to include the $5.7 funding for his wall in the next government spending bill in exchange for ending a weeks-long government shutdown.

“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!,” he wrote in a tweet.

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