Pence Sets The Record Straight On What Exactly Happened During The Trump/Pence Meeting!
Negotiations are a particularly funny thing when you think about it.
You have two sides that are going into a room that both have things that they want that are trying to get as close to whatever it is that they wanted knowing that neither one is going to get exactly what they want.
The difference between normal negotiations and having a talk with the President of the United States is that he has a great deal more clout than the guy from the office supply store negotiating a price with a copy machine repair man.
Added to that, whenever there are negotiations involved there is almost always someone in the room that is just there to observe and not say a thing. Someone to take everything in.
Every negotiation that I have been witness to has always had someone sitting there watching both sides sort of making mental notes of what was said or promised so that if either party decides to go back on what they had agreed they can use that to hold their feet to the fire.
Most things, like the President mentioned the other day in his address to the nation, can be solved in a short meeting if everyone is open to discussion.
However, the President knows that sticking to his guns on the way is of utmost importance.
The Democratic side of this discussion is want to say that President Trump acted in a manner unbecoming of the office when it’s entirely not the case because if you think someone like Donald Trump would allow it to be their word against his you’ve got another thing coming.
Vice President Mike Pence denied Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s characterization of Wednesday’s shutdown talks between President Donald Trump and top Democrats as a “temper tantrum” and said the president even passed out candy.
“For those interested — the candy that (Trump) offered at the start of the congressional leadership meeting included Butterfingers, M&Ms, Baby Ruth,” Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
But Trump’s attempt to sweeten the deal was to no avail to Schumer and the Democrats.
“Unfortunately, the president just got up and walked out,” Schumer said according to CNN.
“He asked Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said no,” Schumer said. “And he just got up and said, ‘Then we have nothing to discuss,’ and he just walked out.
“Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn’t get his way, and he just walked out of the meeting.”
Pence disagreed with Schumer’s statement while talking to reporters.
“Well, the president walked into the room and passed out candy. It was true,” Pence said, according to Fox News Insider.
“I don’t recall him ever raising his voice or slamming his hand.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the same thing.
“The way to come out to this floor and talk about a meeting in a manner that did not take place in there is disturbing to me,” he said, according to Fox News Insider.