Trump Draws Line In Sand Over Wall: I’m Proud To Shut Down Gov’t For Border Security

President Trump showed Chuck and Nancy how it is done today and told the entire world that he has had enough in the process.

The fight was over our border security and specifically Trump’s border wall and Trump drew a line in the sand.

At one point, Nancy Pelosi demanded that Trump kick out the cameras and reporters so they could talk in private to which Trump shot back – it’s called transparency, Nancy.

It sure is Mr. President and with that, he went on offense and shut down the hapless Democrats live in front of America. (See Video Below)

From The Hill: President Trump on Tuesday engaged in an extraordinary argument with Democratic congressional leaders over his demand for border-wall funding, threatening a government shutdown if he does not get the money. 

“I will be the one to shut it down,” he told House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) at the White House.

During the contentious meeting in the Oval Office, Pelosi (D-Calif.) repeatedly asked Trump not to discuss the funding request in front of the news media.

“You will not win,” Pelosi told Trump.

The meeting was scheduled to be closed to the press but the White House unexpectedly opened it to reporters just as Pelosi and Schumer were arriving at the White House.

From The Washington Times:President Trump told Democratic leaders Tuesday he would be “proud” to shut down the government if he doesn’t get the $5 billion in border wall funding he’s demanding in a year-end spending bill.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the likely next House speaker, and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, Democrats’ leader in the upper chamber, implored Mr. Trump to take the conversation away from the reporters he’d invited into the Oval Office to observe the meeting. 

But the president kept answering questions and sparring with the two Democrats — though he said it was constructive.

“It is not an easy situation,” Mr. Trump said in the meeting, also attended by Vice President Mike Pence. “We are on very opposite sides. I would not like to see a government closing, a shutdown.”

Moments later said he would embrace such a shutdown if it comes to that.

“Yes, if we don’t get what we want, one way or the other,” he said, telling Mr. Schumer he would be “proud to shut down the government for border security.”

About a quarter of the government’s basic operations are running on stopgap funding that lasts through Dec. 21. Without a new agreement by then, funding would lapse for the commerce, justice, agriculture and homeland security departments, among others.

Mr. Trump says he’s willing to let that happen — sparking a partial government shutdown — unless he gets the border wall money he’s seeking.

Mrs. Pelosi repeatedly dared the president to put the border wall funding to a vote in the House, saying Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress.

“You have the White House, you have the Senate, you have the House of Representative — you have the votes,” Mrs. Pelosi said.

“The problem is the Senate,” Mr. Trump countered. “Nancy, I need 10 votes from Chuck.”

The House has passed a homeland security bill with that dollar amount included. Senators have written their own version that includes $1.6 billion.

After the meeting, Mr. Schumer said he offered the president two options to keep the government open by continuing homeland security in 2019 at the same level of funding it had in fiscal year 2018. That would mean $1.6 billion in border security money, with some restrictions on what it could be spent on.