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USA: Schumer slams Trump's "tantrums" as "ineffective and unnecessary"02:42

USA: Schumer slams Trump's "tantrums" as "ineffective and unnecessary"

United States, Washington DC
January 9, 2019 at 02:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer called US President Donald Trump's border wall "ineffective and unnecessary," during a joint speech alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following Trump's address, in Washington DC, Tuesday.

"No president should pound the table and demand he gets his way," stated Schumer, adding that the government shutdown "hurts millions of Americans who are treated as leverage."

Schumer was responding to Trump's speech, which came in the wake of a partial government shutdown, that has been in effect for 17 days, after lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse for the border wall.

USA: Schumer slams Trump's "tantrums" as "ineffective and unnecessary"02:42
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Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer called US President Donald Trump's border wall "ineffective and unnecessary," during a joint speech alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following Trump's address, in Washington DC, Tuesday.

"No president should pound the table and demand he gets his way," stated Schumer, adding that the government shutdown "hurts millions of Americans who are treated as leverage."

Schumer was responding to Trump's speech, which came in the wake of a partial government shutdown, that has been in effect for 17 days, after lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse for the border wall.

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