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Trump Storms Out of White House Meeting with Democrats on Shutdown – The New York Times

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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arriving on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a meeting with Republican leadership.

WASHINGTON — President Trump slammed his hand on a table and stormed out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday after Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said she would not fund a wall along the southern border, dramatically escalating the confrontation over the government shutdown.

Stunned Democrats emerged from the White House meeting declaring that Mr. Trump had thrown a “temper tantrum.” The president’s allies accused Democrats of refusing to negotiate. Then he tweeted that the meeting was “a total waste of time.”

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