Democrats reject Trump’s lunch offer to negotiate ‘Wall’ over table

President Donald Trump probably would be more offended today after his lunch invitation was rejected by Congressional Democrats to discuss border security. This is a good gesture the ongoing partial government shutdown standoff to remain entrenched as no compromise is in sight by both the sides.

According to a senior administration official Trump invited to join him in the Roosevelt Room and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement mentioning no one took up the offer.

She added the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to come to the table and negotiate.

The meeting boycott makes it unclear when and how both the sides would negotiate and conclude with a resolution to end the government shutdown.

The last meeting of Trump and Democrats did not yield result. It ended up president walking out after Pelosi said no to his question, “Will you agree to my wall?”

The president had requested funding of $5.7 billion to build a wall on US-Mexico border citing invasion at the border is one of the main reasons of humanitarian crisis in United States. It led to shutdown which is in the fourth week.

Meanwhile, Trump questioned today whether the Speaker to continue getting paid amid the shutdown standoff.

Paul Linus