Schumer, Pelosi Will Meet With Trump To Negotiate Government Funding One Day Before Shutdown | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Schumer, Pelosi Will Meet With Trump To Negotiate Government Funding One Day Before Shutdown

After last week's snub, when Nanci Pelosi and Chuck Schumer pulled out of a meeting scheduled with Trump when the president tweeted that he was sitting down with "Chuck and Nancy" but that he didn't "see a deal", it appears that there has been no bad blood between the president and the top Democrats, because on Monday afternoon Chuck and Nancy said they would head to the White House on Thursday for end-of-the-year negotiations and avoiding a government shutdown this week.

“We’re glad the White House has reached out and asked for a second meeting. We hope the President will go into this meeting with an open mind, rather than deciding that an agreement can’t be reached beforehand," the two Democratic leaders said in a joint statement. They added that they "are hopeful the President will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open.”

In addition to the Democrats, top Republicans Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, who attended last week's meeting with Trump alone, are expected to be at Thursday's powwow.

The meeting is scheduled for one day before the Dec. 8 deadline to fund the government, which means that any potential complications could result in an abrupt - if temporary - government shutdown.

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