Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) left a meeting with Speaker Pelosi with a message for Trump that the president needs to stop tantruming and reopen the government.
Rep. Jeffries said on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber, “Our perspective remains clear, we need to reopen the government and thereafter have a mature conversation about border security, a mature conversation about our broken immigration system, a mature conversation about comprehensive reform and doing it in a bipartisan way, we’re not going to allow 800,000 public employees to be held hostage by Donald Trump because he’s decided that there are presidential temper tantrum and try to extract $5 billion for his medieval border wall.”
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 17, 2019
It wasn’t an accident that Rep. Jeffries used the word mature multiple times in his answer while also accusing Trump of having a presidential temper tantrum. Trump is acting like a child, so Democrats are treating him like a child. If Trump wants his State Of The Union address, he needs to reopen the government.
Stomping his feet, holding his breath, walking out of meetings, and shutting down the government is not going to get him his way. He is never going to get any wall money while Democrats are in charge of the House.
For the first time in his life, Trump is being told that he is not the boss and that it is time to grow up.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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