Trump storms out of government shutdown meeting after Democrats claim he ‘slammed the table’ over border wall

Trump storms out of government shutdown meeting after Democrats claim he ‘slammed the table’ over border wall


As seen from a window outside the Oval Office, President Donald Trump gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the White House in Washington.

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  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to continue the partial government shutdown after a contentious meeting with Democratic leaders.
  • Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed Trump “sort of slammed the table” and walked out of the room when House Speaker Pelosi said no to funding for a wall or steel barrier.
  • The shutdown, which is a product of the debate over the border wall, has lasted over two weeks and is poised to be the longest in US history.
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