'It was glorious': Internet cheers Pelosi and Schumer for standing their ground against Trump's 'petulant tantrum'
Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer gave President Donald Trump an earful in the Oval Office — and social media users loved it.
The incoming House Speaker and the Senate Minority leader met Tuesday with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, and the pair of Democratic lawmakers blasted the president for threatening a government shutdown over his proposed border wall.
“If I needed the votes for the wall in the House, I would have them in one session — it would be done,” Trump said.
“So go do it,” Pelosi responded.
By the end of the meeting, Schumer had baited the president into bragging: “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.”
My God, when *Chuck Schumer* is raining down dunks on you, that's just embarrassing.— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1544549075.0
Pence staring at his hands... https://t.co/7CxXnIosBz— amy walter (@amy walter)1544548228.0
mike pence honestly looks like he's about 10 seconds from letting out a bat-like screech https://t.co/dbaE7rOKeN— Ashley Feinberg (@Ashley Feinberg)1544548771.0
Trump has been able to hide how deeply stupid and bad at politics he is, because for 2 years he hasn't had to deal… https://t.co/n0OMeFgOwV— Ken Tremendous (@Ken Tremendous)1544549076.0
Trump has no idea what he’s in for the next two years and how different things are about to be for him. https://t.co/agZgkIWUBI— Matthew Miller (@Matthew Miller)1544548564.0
THE PRESIDENT has just robbed Republicans of the ability to say Democrats are shutting down government. This is g… https://t.co/8IGb82LP7z— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman)1544547942.0
It’s gonna be really great when Republicans insist Trump didn’t say what he said— Brian Tashman (@Brian Tashman)1544549875.0
Two adults dealing with a petulant, unbriefed, unprepared tantrum. White House corroding so much of the gravity and… https://t.co/bj9RVKepCD— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1544549553.0
Padding the walls of the Oval is going to run into money— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce)1544549908.0
Schumer says The Post gave Trump a bunch of pinocchios on claims that the wall is being built. Trump sits on it for… https://t.co/QgHmxLuhJ6— Philip Bump (@Philip Bump)1544549832.0
Like a boss, @NancyPelosi refused to let Trump mansplain his nonsense to her. It was glorious.— Karoli #BidenHarris2020 (@Karoli #BidenHarris2020)1544549790.0
Nancy Pelosi just did something that not a single Republican has had the guts to do in 2 years. Stand up to Trump… https://t.co/LiQkZ7XwEZ— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1544549938.0