Trump is set to huddle with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, with his border wall and a government shutdown on the line
- President Donald Trump will meet with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as they try to strike a spending deal ahead of a government shutdown deadline.
- Trump, who had repeatedly pledged to make Mexico pay for his proposed wall, seeks money from Congress to build the barrier, but Democrats do not want to give in to his demands.
- The funding negotiations will test Trump’s relationship with the Democrats as the party gets set to take control of the House next month.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (L) (D-NY) looks on as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.Getty Images
When President Donald Trump faces Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Tuesday, his favorite foils will carry a lot more leverage than they have held at any point in the nearly two years since the president took office.
Trump will meet with the Democratic congressional leaders at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday as they try to strike a deal to avoid a partial government shutdown when funding expires after Dec. 21. The biggest sticking point is whether to fund the president’s proposed border wall, a top Trump campaign promise that De