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Trumps walks out of Congressional meeting amid wall dispute

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

Government shutdown reached an impasse after US on Wednesday walked out of the negotiation meeting over wall funding with Congressional leaders -- and Charles E.

The US stated that he walked out after the leaders told him that the border wall will not be funded.

"Just left a meeting with and Nancy, a total waste of time. 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!" Trump tweeted.

quoted as saying that Trump threw a temper tantrum at the two leaders after he refused to get his way. "And then, a few minutes later, he sort of slammed the table, and when Leader Pelosi said she didn't agree with the wall, he just walked out and said, 'We have nothing to discuss," said.

"Well unfortunately, the just got up and walked out," he added.

Pelosi also tabled the effects of the partial government shutdown on the federal workers and stated that Trump refused to understand.

"He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money. But they can't. But they can't," Pelosi said as quoted by

This comes a day after Trump his maiden address from Oval office reiterating his demand for 5.7 billion USD to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, asserting that the "growing crisis" of illegal immigration is hurting millions of Americans.

The has entered the 19th day of the partial government shutdown.

Trump had earlier threatened about imposing a state of emergency to move forward on construction through power.

"I can do it if I want - absolutely. We can call a national emergency because of the security of our country. We can call a national emergency and build it very quickly. But if we can do it through a negotiated process, we're giving it a shot," Trump had said on January 4.

The shutdown was triggered by a lack of consensus between lawmakers and the US President on the funding for the wall which was one of Trump's electoral promises.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 05:50 IST