Explosive Exchange At The White House

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Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:02 pm

Differences between America's two main parties played out during a discussion between president Donald Trump, incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The two Democrats had paid him a visit in order to find a common ground on the issue of border security. President Trump has requested Congress to give him $5 billion so he can build a wall along the border with Mexico. With the Democrats having won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives in the just concluded 2018 midterm elections, it's highly unlikely his request will be accepted.

While Pelosi and Schumer agree with the president that border security should be a top priority, they don't agree that America needs to build a wall. Building the wall was one of Donald Trump's key promises during his presidential campaign, along with draining the swamp. He has threatened to shut down the government if his request for funds is not granted, a threat he repeated during the exchange.