Schumer, Pelosi Say Trump ‘Plunging Country Into Chaos’

The top two Democratic congressional leaders blasted President Trump’s threat of a partial government shutdown if lawmakers do not approve $5 billion in funding toward a border wall with Mexico.

“Democrats and Republicans worked together to put together a [bill to] keep the government open,” Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi of California said at a news conference.

Senator Charles Schumer of New York added that Trump is “plunging the country into chaos” by threatening not to sign a bill that does not appropriate money for the wall. He added that Trump is “throwing a temper tantrum” because Senate Democrats will not go along with his border wall plans.