Schumer: Trump Risks Govt Shutdown Over Border Funds ‘Tantrum’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) argued Thursday against funding President Trump’s wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and called Trump’s resolve on the issue a “temper tantrum.”

“To ask the American taxpayer to foot the bill for an unplanned, unnecessary, ineffective border is just preposterous,” Schumer said.

“So if President Trump wants to throw a temper tantrum and shut down the government over Christmas over the wall, that’s his decision,” he continued. “And we do not want to let a Trump temper tantrum govern our policies or cause the shutdown of the government, which everyone on both sides of the aisle knows is the wrong idea.”