As Twitchy reported, President Trump held a brief meeting with Democrat leadership Wednesday afternoon, and negotiations broke down pretty quickly. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said no to any border security funding that involved a wall or steel barrier, and that was it.
Trump tweeted that the meeting was a “total waste of time” and recounted, “I said bye-bye, nothing else works!”
Just left a meeting with Chuck 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2019
A Washington Post reporter did a quick fact-check and, according to an aide, Trump actually said, “Bye-bye.”
Democrat aide just now: "He actually said BYE BYE before he left. That's word for word what he said."
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) January 9, 2019
What a scoop!
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 9, 2019
You don't say! *clutching my pearls* What do you think he meant by that? ?
— MBD (@MyrtleBeachDaze) January 9, 2019
TRUMP: Will you fund the wall?
TRUMP: BYE BYE.
… This literally happened today. pic.twitter.com/cx5w5aFcmY
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) January 9, 2019
He actually, literally said “Bye-bye,” word for word. Astounding.
OMG! IMPEACH HIM!!!
— Rackman (@AckRDA) January 9, 2019
Wow. This is hard-hitting intrigue. A guy said bye bye. holy cow. riveting. we should def spend time on it.
— RedOctober82 (@RedOctober82) January 9, 2019
Holy hell. A politician did say exactly what was reported they said. Has to be a first.
— Stephen Michael (@MadHere106) January 9, 2019
Holy crap!! Are you serious?????? He said Bye Bye? I can’t believe it.
— Michael (@Cubs88Hawks) January 9, 2019
— Ben Wilson (@Ben_H_Wilson) January 9, 2019
— Mark Ripollone (@MarkRipollone) January 9, 2019
Love it !!
— Juggernaught (@JazohnW) January 9, 2019
I actually find that amusing!
— Skipp Phipps (@Skippphipps) January 9, 2019
— Sandy Parker (@RHWOOBsandy) January 9, 2019
Honestly love picturing this in my head @elijahb2302
— Luke Spitzley (@SpitzleyLuke) January 9, 2019
How about this: pic.twitter.com/hdprVokRzF
— Stephen Thompson (@VoloftheNorth) January 9, 2019
@realDonaldTrump ???This is exactly what his voters hoped for in 2016!!! Israel has a physical barrier that has made a tremendous difference to their sovereignty!!! Trumps supporters wanted him to not cave as every other President has!
— Janie Howell (@HowellJanie) January 9, 2019
— Lauren Peikoff (@laurenpeikoff) January 9, 2019
— Horizon (@addisskins) January 9, 2019
I love this man.
— Svein Erik (@sveinerikthered) January 9, 2019
I freaking love him
— James Rumsfeld (@JamesRumsfeld) January 9, 2019
BUH BYE! pic.twitter.com/6lwyrs8ar1
— SV Taylor (@sharonvt75) January 9, 2019
Nancy and Chuck's problem is that they've conditioned Mitch and a succession of GOP speakers to cave for the past 20 years that they don't know what to do when someone doesn't back down. #ByeBye
— Rob Eno (@Robeno) January 9, 2019
He called their bluff. This is the #demshutdown now.
— Journalism is Dead (@memoryrefresher) January 9, 2019
‘Bye bye!’ Trump’s meeting with Dem leadership ended QUICKLY (Chuck & Nancy are NOT happy) https://t.co/2UhFzQaBi0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 9, 2019