Trump Throws Temper Tantrum as He Rips ‘Cryin Chuck’ Schumer For Calling Out His Previous Temper Tantrum
In a raging tweet early Thursday, President Donald Trump lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), saying that “Cryin Chuck” Schumer lied about Trump throwing a “temper tantrum” during negotiations concerning the partial government shutdown.
Trump referred to Schumer as “Cryin Chuck” a nickname he has previously used for Schumer.
“Cryin Chuck told his favorite lie when he used his standard sound bite that I ‘slammed the table & walked out of the room. He had a temper tantrum.’ Because I knew he would say that, and after Nancy said no to proper Border Security, I politely said bye-bye and left, no slamming!” Trump wrote.
Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House for a tour of the border later Thursday that he doesn’t have “temper tantrums.”
“I didn’t pound the table. I didn’t pound the table. That is a lie,” he said. “All if that narrative is a lie.”
Trump met Wednesday with Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) inside the White House, but Trump slammed his fist on the table and stormed out, saying he felt it was a “total waste of time.”
“Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn’t get his way and he just walked out of the meeting,” Schumer told reporters on the West Wing driveway afterward.
Trump also took to Twitter following the meeting with Schumer and Pelosi, writing that “nothing else works” in negotiations other than a border wall.
“Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time,” Trump tweeted minutes after meeting. “I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”
The partial government shutdown, now in its 20th day, was prompted by Trump’s refusal to sign a government funding bill that didn’t include at least $5 billion for a wall along the southern border.
Cryin Chuck told his favorite lie when he used his standard sound bite that I “slammed the table & walked out of the room. He had a temper tantrum.” Because I knew he would say that, and after Nancy said no to proper Border Security, I politely said bye-bye and left, no slamming!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2019
Democrats have vowed not to approve any funding for the wall, while Trump has maintained that he won’t reopen the government until they do.