Trump stuns Pelosi and Schumer in contentious debate over the border wall https://t.co/p9mqWVuVQr— TheBlaze (@theblaze) December 12, 2018
LISTEN: Triggered Podcast: Chuck And Nancy Had An Oval Office Meeting With Trump…It Turned Out Poorly— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 11, 2018
President Trump engages in an Oval Office clash with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi over border security as the shutdown deadline looms— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 11, 2018
Pelosi: "I don't think we should have a debate in front of the press on this" pic.twitter.com/gopvtJKpXO
Trump was right -- transparency a good thing in border wall debate with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer https://t.co/rEN9JWJV8y— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 11, 2018
Pelosi and Schumer didn’t want President Trump to debate the wall in public. They kept calling for their buddies, the press, to leave. It wasn’t because they were going to argue principles. The swamp creatures didn’t want you to see them horse trade for favors and pork.— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) December 12, 2018
Did you notice how every time President Trump started to debate the border crisis, both Pelosi and Schumer said “let’s not debate this in front of the press.” What does that tell you? They’re even afraid to let their allies in the press hear what they were going to say.— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) December 12, 2018
🔥🔥🔥— Conservative Review (@CR) December 12, 2018
5️⃣🖐 jaw-dropping moments from Trump's WILD meeting with Pelosi and Schumer https://t.co/ZQyM3wUpXI
So what did we learn?
First, Trump and the Democratic leaders are living in different realities on wall funding. There’s likely not much room for compromise there. The Democrats got what they want when Trump said he’d take the blame for a shutdown. Trump got what he wanted by putting them on the spot in front of television cameras. After this performance, it’s hard to imagine either side backing down from a government shutdown.
Second, Pelosi and Schumer do not want this debate to air in front of the press. It’s harder to cast Trump as a villain when he’s in the same room insisting on protecting Americans from violent criminal illegal aliens and drug-pushing gangs.
Third, though the media hate this president because he insults them, he once again proved he is the most transparent and media-friendly American president in living memory. Can you imagine any other president allowing this debate to play out in front of the press?
Incredible argument unfolding now in front of the press between trump, Pelosi and Schumer over votes for border security. Pelosi keeps asking not to discuss it in front of the press. pic.twitter.com/pEEnFhuplY— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) December 11, 2018
Trump insisted that arguing in front of the press is a matter of "transparency" https://t.co/XUf2dtMjK0— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) December 11, 2018
Trump has delivered on # campaign promises to voters incl cut taxes, deregulate, kill Obamacare mandate, open ANWR, approve Keystone, block Syrian refugees, crush ISIS, tear up Iran deal, and now he's still fighting to build the border wall even as Democrats take control of House— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) December 11, 2018
You want to know why Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer wanted to kick the press out of their meeting with @realDonaldTrump?— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 11, 2018
It's because they don't want the public to hear how weak they are on border security.
Trump channeled Harry Truman.— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) December 11, 2018
Schumer and Pelosi channeled Laurel & Hardy. https://t.co/WFRlApy7iv
You can tell how badly they got their asses kicked by how many individual press conferences they feel they need to have after the fact. https://t.co/6w6uHtbcXz— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) December 11, 2018
House GOP now considering putting a bill $5 billion for the wall up for a vote to back up the President.— Martha MacCallum (@marthamaccallum) December 11, 2018
#Pelosi mocks #Trump on wall: 'It's like a manhood thing for him'.#Dems are the ones doing all they can to emasculate a nation w/every right to defend its borders. Fighting back is only natural Nancy. https://t.co/XQSiLsT3l9— Shaughn (@Shaughn_A) December 11, 2018
Chuck Schumer: "The experts say you can do border security without a wall which is wasteful and doesn't solve the problem."— The Hill (@thehill) December 11, 2018
President Trump: "It totally solves the problem."
Nancy Pelosi: "Unfortunately, this has spiraled downward." https://t.co/5yEUHlUhm7 pic.twitter.com/4bST1klPXt
If Nancy Pelosi wanted transparency, then she and Chuck Schumer should have been OK with debating the issues about border funding out in the opening so that all Americans can see just how incompetent they are.— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) December 11, 2018
Americans Want Security; Fund the Wall!
As I said yesterday, this must be the new standard 4 conservatives- including conservative citizens. PUSH BACK.— Brandon Straka (The Unsilent Minority) (@usminority) December 11, 2018
It’s time for the Silent Majority to become Unsilent.
We’re going 2 push back so hard now & make them so uncomfortable they won’t know what’s happening. #WalkAway https://t.co/40mWCW5FU7
One last photo from the White House this morning. Pelosi’s face says it all. pic.twitter.com/BpWmdsJHlS— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) December 11, 2018