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9 Nines   

Per reports, Trump was briefed all morning how to handle the meeting. The meeting was not planned to be televised but Trump insisted by design of his aids, who told him the goal was to show him negotiating with Democrats and being a leader.  He had a stack of briefing points to follow.  After the meeting, he stormed out of the room and threw the papers all over the room into which he went.

 

Los Angeles Times White House correspondent Eli Stokols told MSNBC that President Trump “stormed out” of the Oval Office after his contentious meeting with Democratic leaders.

 

Said Stokols: “He stormed out of the Oval, walked into an anteroom just off the Oval Office and had in his hand a folder of briefing papers. And he just scattered them out of frustration — threw them across the room.”

 

 

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begooode   

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) at a press briefing on Thursday mocked President Trump's claim that Mexico is "paying for the wall" through savings the U.S. will make in a new trade deal known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  Pelosi said the claim "doesn't make any sense," calling the Oval Office an "evidence-free zone."  

 

Her comments came in response to Trump's Thursday morning tweet: "I often stated, 'One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.' This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly & anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!" 

 

Pelosi said he made the same claim during her meeting with him this week.  "Basically what he’s saying, any benefit that our economy might have from a revised trade agreement with Mexico and Canada would be spent on the wall instead of growing our economy and increasing paychecks for our workers," Pelosi told reporters. "The American people are still paying the price. Mexico is not paying for this wall."

 

"But maybe he doesn’t understand how a trade agreement works for him to say such a thing," she continued. 

 

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/421224-pelosi-mocks-trump-claim-on-mexico-paying-for-wall-the-oval-office-is

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reo   

He might shut down the gov just to change the conversation from Mueller and Russia and Saudi Arabia. 

 

But then he'll cave like he always does and spin it as a win. Then try to change to conversation away from him folding yet again.

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begooode   

It’s gotta be embarrassing for the Trumpers who vilified Pelosi mercilessly, watching her just destroy the prez on this issue. If he’s not careful Trump will end up doing the same thing in this situation as he did with Obamacare — make Pelosi hugely popular, in a good way.

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reo   
26 minutes ago, Btowner said:

I don't recall his supporters chanting, "and Mexico will pay for it by taking the money we save from NAFTA".

 

 

Sadly that'll probably be enough for most trumpers

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