(Washington, DC) -- President Trump is threatening to shut down the government in a dispute over a massive border wall. In an extraordinary, feisty meeting with top congressional Democrats today, Trump insisted that he wants several billion dollars for the wall.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer are strongly resisting funding for a wall. Trump insisted that "big sections" of a wall are already being built on the southern border. He said border security is extremely important. The government runs out of money on the Friday before Christmas.
Schumer stressed the importance of funding the government. He accused Trump of acting out if he doesn't get his way. Pelosi said a government shutdown is in no one's interest and argued that a border wall is not necessary to boost border security.
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And here's a shorter explosive version of the shouting match...