Trump and Schumer-Pelosi brawl over the wall ahead of White House meeting

Hours ahead of a White House summit with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump on Tuesday demanded funding for his long-promised wall along the U.S. southern border in a series of tweets filled with inaccuracies.

Trump is set to meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to be elected House Speaker next month. The two leaders said in a joinT statement Monday night that Trump knows the votes aren't there to approve the roughly $5 billion in funding for the wall that he is seeking as part of a deal to avert another government shutdown.

"Republicans still control the House, the Senate, and the White House, and they have the power to keep government open," said the two leaders. "Our country cannot afford a Trump Shutdown, especially at this time of economic uncertainty. This holiday season, the president knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the votes to pass the House and Senate, and should not be an obstacle to a bipartisan agreement."

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Running list of Trump's tweets on The New York Times

**Click through the following slides to see tweets President Trump has sent regarding The New York Times.**

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The failing @nytimes wrote a Fake piece today implying that because White House Councel Don McGahn was giving hours… https://t.co/GBoTVbjpOo
Congratulations to Gregg Jarrett on his book, “THE RUSSIA HOAX, THE ILLICIT SCHEME TO CLEAR HILLARY CLINTON AND FRA… https://t.co/kYoLIElCWi
“We ran out of words to describe how good the jobs numbers are.” Neil Irwin of the @nytimes.
The Failing and Corrupt @nytimes estimated the crowd last night at “1000 people,” when in fact it was many times th… https://t.co/xShxdaBksU
The Failing @nytimes quotes “a senior White House official,” who doesn’t exist, as saying “even if the meeting were… https://t.co/ics8UcYr96
Unlike what the Failing and Corrupt New York Times would like people to believe, there is ZERO disagreement within… https://t.co/ONjLFs4bcS
Things are really getting ridiculous. The Failing and Crooked (but not as Crooked as Hillary Clinton) @nytimes has… https://t.co/cxZh2Q5pYF
According to the @nytimes, a Russian sold phony secrets on “Trump” to the U.S. Asking price was $10 million, brough… https://t.co/CBMaAX5VMt
Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day - Wrong! Also,… https://t.co/DMSmsmDUkF
The Failing @nytimes has totally gone against the Social Media Guidelines that they installed to preserve some cred… https://t.co/cWMMAc5jUq
The Failing @nytimes, the pipe organ for the Democrat Party, has become a virtual lobbyist for them with regard to… https://t.co/Dcr4Tge2Wb
It is actually hard to believe how naive (or dumb) the Failing @nytimes is when it comes to foreign policy...weak and ineffective!
The failing @nytimes hates the fact that I have developed a great relationship with World leaders like Xi Jinping, President of China.....
The Failing @nytimes, in a story by Peter Baker, should have mentioned the rapid terminations by me of TPP & The Paris Accord & the fast....
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The meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. as the White House tries to strike a deal to avoid a government shutdown when the current funding agreement expires after Dec. 21. Border wall funding is the biggest issue.

Despite Trump's claims, no new concrete wall has been built along the U.S.-Mexico border since the president began his term last year, although some new fencing has been put up.

Trump made a major campaign issue in the run up to the midterms, sending thousands of troops to the border. There is also no evidence that migrants are bringing disease with them as the president claimed in one of his tweets Monday.

During his bid for the presidency and for some time after winning it, Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall. Mexico has said it will not.

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