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‘Be Careful Nancy’: Trump Rips Pelosi in Raging Tweet After Dems Turn Down His Border Deal

A day after President Donald Trump offered his plan to end the shutdown and fund a border wall in exchange for temporary protections for groups of immigrants, Democrats stood by their demand to reopen the government before negotiating about the border. In response, Trump took to Twitter to taunt House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and blasting her for rejecting the deal.

“Nancy Pelosi and some of the Democrats turned down my offer yesterday before I even got up to speak. They don’t see crime & drugs, they only see 2020 – which they are not going to win. Best economy! They should do the right thing for the Country & allow people to go back to work,” Trump tweeted.

In a second tweet he added: “No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer. It is a 3 year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else. Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people who are here illegally-but be careful Nancy!”

The Democratic rejection came as Vice President Mike Pence made clear the GOP intended to go forward with the plan the President outlined, positions that combined to show little tangible progress toward ending the longest government shutdown on record.

Trump delivered a speech on Saturday where he described an offer to end the shutdown that would include temporary deportation protections in exchange for $5.7 billion in money for his wall or physical barrier along the US border with Mexico.

Pelosi said the offer was a “non-starter” that did “not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives.”

Other Democrats on Sunday largely echoed her position.

House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson said the 800,000 federal workers hit by the shutdown needed to be paid.

“We should not be in this situation,” the Mississippi Democrat said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Put the people back to work, and let’s negotiate border security, but don’t hold those 800,000 employees hostage in this situation. Democrats are for border security, but we want to talk about it.”

Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner said Democrats should not “reward the kind of behavior of hostage-taking” and called for an end to the shutdown before discussing Trump’s proposal.

“Let me make clear, that what the President proposed yesterday, increasing border security, looking at (Temporary Protected Status), looking at the Dreamers — I’ll use that as a starting point, but you’ve got to start by opening the government,” Warner said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper that Trump’s offer of only temporary protection from deportation showed he “has no empathy” for people affected by the decision.

“Border security and investing in keeping us safe is a better way to talk about it because a wall is a waste of money and will not actually help us create safety,” she added.

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