So, the shutdown negotiations are going well.

After a meeting with Democrat leadership Wednesday night, Trump tweeted the meeting was a “total waste of time.”

According to NBC, Pelosi and Schumer claimed Trump had a temper tantrum and accused him of behavior “unbecoming of a president.”

Schumer, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, said, “again, we saw a temper tantrum.” Trump’s behavior was “unbecoming of a presidency,” Schumer added.

Speaking shortly after Schumer, Vice President Mike Pence disputed the Democrat’s characterization, stressing that the president handed out unspecified sweets to the negotiators.

“Well, the president walked into the room and passed out candy. It’s true,” Pence said. “I don’t recall him ever raising his voice or slamming his hand.”

Schumer accused Trump of “using people as leverage” during the meeting, a congressional aide familiar with the meeting told NBC News. “Why won’t you open the government and stop hurting people?”

“Because then you won’t give me what I want,” Trump replied, according to the aide.

Trump’s reference to “30 days” in the tweet relates to the House Democratic-passed legislation to fund eight departments through Sept. 30 and reopen the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 8. Democrats say the extra time would allow hundreds of thousands of federal workers to get paid while lawmakers break an impasse over the proposed wall.

I’m just surprised the mainstream media fact checkers aren’t diligently working to find out what kind of candy Trump passed out.

On a political level and as we’ve blogged before, Trump won’t get re-elected without his big, beautiful wall and Democrats know he won’t get re-elected without his big, beautiful wall. And thus, a complete stalemate.

 
 
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