Top Democrats pull out of White House meeting after hostile Trump tweet

Top congressional Democrats canceled a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday after the president attacked them in a tweet, saying they “want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes” and said he didn’t see a deal happening with them.

“Given that the President doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead,” read a joint statement from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

The move came hours before they were set to meet with the president at the White House and with only a matter of weeks remaining to reach some type of agreement.

via Top Democrats pull out of White House meeting after hostile Trump tweet – NBC News

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