Schumer: Trump is throwing fits, making threats. Will shut down the government in days
President Donald Trump has been threatening to shut down the government for the last week since Congress has been unwilling to give him $5 billion for his wall.
Now - it looks like that increasingly is going to become the case.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told NBC's Chuck Todd that Democrats have given him two proposals and says that Trump doesn't care about any of them, and is throwing "temper tantrums" and fits. Trump wants nothing less than his wall, and if he doesn't get it, he's going to make everybody pay.
Schumer tried to tell Trump that the votes simply don't exist, not even in the Senate. Nancy Pelosi tried to tell Trump that in their Oval Office meeting last Tuesday, but Trump wasn't hearing it.
Senior Trump aide Stephen Miller also made the talk show rounds on Sunday and said the same thing on Face the Nation: We will shut this thing down at all costs.
"If it comes to it, absolutely. This is a very fundamental issue." Miller said Democrats must decide "whether they want to fight for America's working class, or promote illegal immigration."
"At stake is the question of whether or not United States remains a sovereign country," he said.
It doesn't look like Republicans and Democrats are going to make a deal. If the federal government doesn't come up with a solution in five days, there will be a partial shut down on December 21st, just days before Christmas.
Trump stated that he would be "proud" to make that happen, if that's what it takes.