Nov 28, 2017 – US Democrats Cancel Meeting With Trump After He Attacked Them On Twitter
US Democratic congressional leaders have cancelled a meeting with United States President, Donald Trump, after he attacked them on Twitter.
The President said he did not think he could reach a deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on funding the government.
The Democrats said they would negotiate with Republican lawmakers instead, the BBC reports.
Averting a federal shutdown is just one of this month’s big challenges for Republicans, who control Capitol Hill.
The party’s lawmakers are also under pressure to pass a far-reaching tax plan that they can send to the President’s desk by the end of the year.
Mr. Trump is making a rare visit to Congress on Tuesday to discuss a year-end spending package to fund the government through to next September.
Democrats have suggested negotiations could hinge on saving an Obama-era programme that allowed undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S as children to stay.
Mr. Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning:
“Meeting with ‘Chuck and Nancy’ today about keeping government open and working.
“Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our country unchecked, are weak on crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes. I don’t see a deal!”
House Democratic leader, Ms Pelosi and Mr. Schumer, who is her Senate equivalent, later issued a joint statement abruptly calling off the meeting.