President Donald Trump denied slamming a table and storming out of shutdown negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, accusing Schumer of fabricating the account.
Schumer “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,”’ Trump said Thursday on Twitter. “I politely said bye-bye and left, no slamming!”
Trump said in a tweet following the meeting that the meeting was a “waste of time,” blaming Pelosi and Schumer for being unwilling to negotiate. Schumer told reporters the president “sort of slammed the table” when Pelosi criticized the wall before walking out on the meeting, a description that Republican lawmakers in attendance have disputed.