Skip to comments.McCarthy 'Clarifies' a Few Things Schumer Said About Today's Meeting With Trump
Posted on 01/09/2019 6:10:19 PM PST by Kaslin
Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi held a press conference on Wednesday shortly after meeting with President Trump at the White House again over the border security disputes that have caused the government shutdown. They described Trump as off putting and unreasonable, completely unwilling to make a deal. He was having a "temper tantrum," according to the Democrats.
"He couldn't get his way and he just walked out of the meeting," Schumer recalled.
GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy helped lead a press conference shortly afterward, attempting to "clarify" just about everything the Democrats said. Standing beside Vice President Mike Pence, McCarthy gave his side of the story. Trump welcomed the Democrats into the room, he said, and asked them to present their deal to him. The president even brought candy, McCarthy quipped.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy disputes Sen. Schumer's account of meeting with Pres. Trump, saying the president was "calling all the leaders together to solve this problem—he even brought a little candy for everybody." https://t.co/hYBje3V4LM pic.twitter.com/BrojKim2U7— ABC News (@ABC) January 9, 2019
The way the Democrats falsely framed the meeting was "disturbing," and their behavior is "embarrassing," McCarthy said. Where Schumer continued to "raise his voice," Trump was "polite" and "respectful." While Trump was offering solutions, the Democrats just "want to just argue."
Kevin McCarthy gave his account of events leading to the abrupt ending of Trump's meeting:
“[Trump] turned to the speaker and politely asked her, ‘OK Nancy, if we open the government up, in 30 days could we have border security?’ She raised her hand and said ‘No, not at all’" pic.twitter.com/LlxfQXf2Ob— POLITICO (@politico) January 9, 2019
The president offered his take on the meeting too. Almost as soon as they stepped in the room, Pelosi and Schumer were being unreasonable, so he said "bye-bye!"
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2019
To prevent future misleading narratives, McCarthy suggested they invite cameras to their next meetings.
The government shutdown is now in its 19th day. While critics are infuriated that Trump is proudly sticking to his guns over the border wall, his supporters are proud of him for demanding border security and fulfilling a campaign promise.
That burned the Dems badly last time. Might as well propose a sit-down with Dracula in a garlic patch.
Cameras in the meetings, only way to go.
Hes got to do this.
They stand on nothing. He needs to make them eat their words.
McCarthy is showing some balls. HUGE IMPROVEMENT over Ryan.
Not sure where it’ll land up but who can fault President Trump for his fight?
He fights for Americans more than anyone since Reagan.
We should start a precedent of live filming of all these negotiations.
I agree. This shows how small a man Ryan is and has always been. I’m glad to see Republicans take to the national podium to defend and promote President Trump’s agenda.
Cameras are the answer to this impasse.
Why do they do these stupid meetings behind closed doors, out of the public view? Are they afraid we can’t stomach the ‘sausage making’?
Or, more likely, do they just not want their constituents just how infantile, intractable, and swampy they truly are?
Is this not the People’s Business?
If Chuck and Nancy had no intention of negotiating, why did they attend the meeting?
Probably so that they could falsely accuse Trump afterwards as having had “a temper-tantrum” and being unreasonable.
Trump should not have anything to do with Chuck and Nancy until they indicate publicly that they are prepared to negotiate.
There’s a perfectly descriptive word for anyone who believes any of the DIMocRATS “leadership” upon any subject: STUPID.
The two ghouls, who looked like part of the cast of “Night if the living dead, in their response to President Trump’s speech to America from the Oval Office, are trying to game President Trump , using the strategy of Alinsky.
The two ghouls have failed miserably, and are now revealing their true ichor to America. They value personal power over the very constituents they purport to represent.
The MSM can talk them up to the nines, but America smells their vile stench, and it will not go well for either of them.
Keep the lights and cameras on the cockroaches.
Congress promised US border security in 1986, instead we got 20 million more illegal aliens.
Then they promised US border security again in 2006 when we melted the phones in DC when they tried for amnesty, instead we got another 10 million illegal aliens.
30 million is too many already, no more.
BUILD THE WALL!
DEPORT THEM ALL!
Surely the FBI has it all on tape... they just can't admit it.
The people who are affected are going to be pushing someone to fix this, and it won’t be Trump. And when their beloved liberal government union employees start pushing, guess who’s going to cave?
Forget the leaders - how many rank and file do we need to oral off to get this through the House?
Any sane democrats left ???
I’m pleasantly surprised at how McCarthy responded.
Just a one tablet of those health food store over the counter steroids in his coat pocket would zoom him beyond anything Ryan could muster.
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