Top Democrats Pull Out Of Planned Meeting With Trump

Trump doesn't know what's next after taxes

"We have important work to do, and Democratic leaders have continually found new excuses not to meet with the administration to discuss these issues", the statement said.

Trump told reporters he was "not that surprised" that California's Pelosi and New York's Schumer didn't come to White House discussions on a spending deal and immigration. I don't see a deal!

Pelosi and Schumer were supposed to join their Republican counterparts, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

"It's hard to talk about keeping the government open when the Democrats take themselves out of he picture".

Trump said the only thing Democratic Leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen.

The White House didn't release an agenda for the meeting, but the upcoming budget deadline probably would've been up for discussion.

Schumer and Pelosi skipped the meeting because they argued that it was pointless after Trump wrote in a tweet that they wanted to see high taxes, immigrants pouring into the country and were weak on crime. Democrats backed out of a planned meeting after Trump attacked them on Twitter. But with Trump tipping his hand ahead of time, they've clearly reached the conclusion that the president's not in a bargaining mood today, and the meeting would be a waste of time. "I don't see a deal!"

A day of political drama underscored the intense year-end maneuvering as Trump and Republicans chase long-awaited political victories after a tumultuous 10 months since his inauguration and Democrats seek to leverage their own top issues. It's not just the threat of a Democratic filibuster in the Senate but the affirmative need for Democratic votes in both House and Senate to make up for GOP defections on the right.

The federal government will shut down if a bill is not passed by December 8.

Congress also needs to agree on reauthorizing the Children's Health Insurance Program, which some states say is already running low on cash. Hurricane aid weighs in the balance and Democrats are pressing for legislative protections for immigrants known as "Dreamers", even as conservative Republicans object to including the issue in the crush of year-end business. The program expired on October 1, and states are continuing to use unspent funds.

Trump reveled in the bipartisan deal for a time and generated excitement among Democrats when he told then he would sign legislation to protect from deportation immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children.

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