If at first you don’t succeed . . .
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday they’re going to meet with the President at the White House — a week after they backed out of another sitdown with him because of an obnoxious tweet.
The pair nixed that huddle to talk government funding issues after the Tweeter-in-Chief told followers ahead of time, “I don’t see a deal,” and called them soft on crime and in favor of illegal immigrants “flooding” the country.
The cancellation gave Trump a photo op, flanked by empty chairs meant for Schumer, the Senate minority leader, and Pelosi, the House minority leader.
“We’re glad the White House has reached out and asked for a second meeting. We hope the President will go into this meeting with an open mind, rather than deciding that an agreement can’t be reached beforehand,” Schumer and Pelosi said in a joint statement.
The pair’s meeting with the Tweeter-in-Chief at the White House is scheduled for Dec. 7, 2017.
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The meeting to avert a year-end government shutdown is scheduled for Thursday, barring any other tweetstorms from the leader of the free world. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are also slated to attend the meeting.
Schumer and Pelosi said there’s lots to figure out, from military funding to immigration issues.
The pair said they’re hoping Trump can keep an open mind “to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open.”