Multiple sources that were at the meeting between Donald Trump and Democratic leaders on Friday revealed that the president went on a rant filled with profanity calling the government shutdown a “strike” in order to get his border wall.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Trump began his meeting with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi with a 15-minute profanity-filled rant. Sources familiar with the meeting also confirmed the account to CNN and the Daily Beast.
According to CNN, Trump did not give Democrats any wiggle room. He said that if he doesn’t receive the funds for his wall he won’t end the shutdown.
The Daily Beast reported that Trump also blamed Pelosi, without being prompted, for freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) vowing at a party on Thursday that House Democrats would “impeach the motherf—er.”
Trump continues to say that federal workers are happy for the shut down, claiming that they also want the wall built. He has yet to back these claims with facts.