Twitter Applauds After Pelosi And Schumer Call Trump Out For His Lies At WH Meeting

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Earlier this afternoon, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met at the White House with the two Congressional Democratic leaders, incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to discuss issues such as immigration, funding for Trump’s long-promised border wall, and a possible government showdown.

The meeting quickly turned contentious, as you can see in the video below, with Trump repeatedly talking over his guests and resorting to his usual tactic of lying when it came to specifics.

When Trump mentioned funding for the wall, Pelosi reminded him:

“It’s called funding the government Mr. President.”

Congressional Democrats have already made it clear they aren’t going to give Trump money for his wall, if only because he promised Mexico would pay for it, not to mention that building a wall would be a tremendous waste of money.

Later, the issue of a government shutdown came up, and Pelosi reminded Trump his party currently holds the majority in both houses of Congress, so blame for any shutdown will fall squarely on the GOP:

“The fact is the House Republicans can bring up this bill immediately and set the tone for what you want.”

The president then began ranting and raving about the wall, sounding like a petulant child as he declared:

“We need border security. Nancy, Nancy. We need border security. Need border security. People are flowing into our country, including terrorists. We have terrorists. We caught ten terrorists over the last for a short period of time. Ten.”

Schumer responded to Trump by pointing out that he does indeed exaggerate things and has even been called out by the media for doing so:

“Here’s what I want to say — we have a lot of disagreements here. The Washington Post gives you a whole lot of Pinocchio’s because they say you constantly misstate how much of the wall is built and how much is there.”

Before it was all over with, Schumer had even managed to bait Trump into bragging:

“I am proud to shut down the government for border security.”

Twitter loved the fact that Pelosi and Schumer pushed back at Trump and refused to let him tell his lies:

Later today, Trump will probably say Mexico is going to pay for the shutdown.