Donald Trump appeared before reporters on Friday following a meeting with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to address the ongoing government shutdown that has been in effect for two weeks now.
“We had a very very productive meeting,” Trump said. “I think we’ve come a long way.”
Trump’s claims came after Schumer told reporters that Trump isn’t budging and could extend the shutdown “for months even years.”
Trump took questions after his announcements and CNN Kaitlin Collins decided to corner the president over his failed campaign promises.
“You ran your campaign promising supporters that Mexico was going to pay for the wall … “
“Oh, here we go again,” Trump interrupted.
“And that the wall was going to be made out of concrete,” Collins continued. “You just said earlier that it’ll be made out of steel, and right now our government is shutdown over a demand, from your administration, that the American taxpayer pay for the wall. How can you say you’re not failing on that promise to your supporters?”
“A very nice question, so beautifully asked—even though I just answered it,” Trump said sarcastically.
Trump tried to slither his way out of the question by claiming that the wall would be funded by a trade deal, which makes the government shutdown seem unnecessary.
When Collins followed up the President snapped, “You’re not into the construction business.”
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