Clearly frustrated after dealing with a chaotic White House to avoid a government shut down, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said negotiating with the Trump White House is, "like negotiating with Jello-O."
Schumer went on to tell the press:
I told the president we Democrats were willing to fund the military at the highest levels in history, far above even his budget request.
Schumer also said democrats would put Trump's request for his beloved wall "on the table." Trump agreed to a four- or five-day government stopgap to give congressional leaders time to reach an agreement.
But out of the blue Trump changed his mind. Schumer said:
Several hours later he called back. He said, ‘So, I hear we have a three-week deal.’ I said, 'No, Mr. President, no one is even talking about a three-week deal.' Then a few hours later they called back again, ‘Well we’re going to need this, this, this in addition.' Things they knew were far, far right and off the table.
That's when talks broke down and Schumer's frustration became apparent:
Negotiating with this White House is like negotiating with Jell-O. It’s next to impossible. As soon as you take one step forward, the hard-right forces the president three steps back.
The American people are becoming increasingly frustrated with Trump's unpredictability.
NEVER FORGET: Last week Trump was offered a bipartisan deal that would've protected DREAMers, funded CHIP and kept the government open.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) January 20, 2018
He killed that deal in a racist rant about “shithole” countries.
Trump’s racism is what shut down our government.
Donald Trump's campaign has released a new ad basically saying that DACA recipients & Dreamers are murderers and rapists.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 21, 2018
It's the most overtly bigoted ad on immigration I've ever seen.
It's at the root of why the government is shut down right now.
@realDonaldTrump The jello-president.— jon ivar steinkjer (@Jon_Steinkjer) January 21, 2018
This is not the signs of a great negotiator, nor a great leader. This is the result of putting an incompetent, narcissistic egomaniac in charge.
Of course putting Trump in charge ends with the government shut down!https://t.co/F6GP7XWniE
Folks didn't forget that Trump always said the president is to blame if the government shuts down.
H/T: The Hill