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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 08:35 AM

Dems in the room shook their heads, as if to say "so, you're doing it for leverage..."


Trump Referred to Shutdown as ‘Strike’ in Profanity-Laced Meeting With Democratic Leaders
The president also dropped three f-bombs and claimed Democrats wanted him impeached.


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Another person familiar with the meeting disputed that Trump said “fuck” three times, though conceded he said it once.

This third source contended that the president “didn’t bring up impeachment unprompted,” but did so in the “context of how he wants to work together” with Democratic lawmakers and how impeachment efforts would be counterproductive to that. The source added that the little that McConnell did contribute included calling on Democrats to work this weekend on a solution to the shutdown impasse.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment as of press time. But according to one source familiar with the meeting, Schumer did press the president to reopen the government before continuing negotiations on a border wall. Otherwise, the Senator suggested, the president was effectively using government employees and shuttered government agencies as leverage.

“I’m not going to say it’s for leverage, but I’m not going to get a deal unless I do this," the president replied, according to the source.


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Reply Dems in the room shook their heads, as if to say "so, you're doing it for leverage..." (Original post)
kpete Jan 2019 OP
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hedda_foil Jan 2019 #3
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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 09:56 AM

1. Hey McConnell

Here's an idea. Instead of another treasonous attack on the Democrats (and democracy in general) how about holding a vote on the bill the democratically elected house (at least as democratically as is possible with the Republican anti-American gerrymandering) voted on

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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 10:01 AM

2. the democrats should have stood up and walked out.

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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 10:12 AM

3. Link?

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Sat Jan 5, 2019, 10:13 AM

4. Fuck 'negotiations'. No wall. n/t

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