Schumer: ‘Elections have consequences, Mr. President;’ But It's Trump's Response That Drops Jaws

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December 11, 2018Dec 11, 2018

An Oval office discussion between President Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) over funding of the new U.S.-Mexico border wall quickly became explosive. No surprise there.

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But a mic-drop moment delivered by Trump really caught his supporters’ attention.

“I also know that Nancy’s in a situation where it’s not easy for her to talk right now, and I understand that,” the president said. “We’re going to have a good discussion, and we’re going to see what happens, but we have to have border security.”

“Mr. President, please don’t characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats who just won a big victory—” Pelosi started to reply.

“Elections have consequences, Mr. President,” Schumer interrupted her, referring to the Democrat’s upcoming majority in the House of Representatives.

“That’s right, and that’s why the country’s doing so well,” Trump quipped, referring to his election as president.

Boom.

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During another part of the heated debate, the president declared that building a wall is important enough that he is willing for the government to shut down over it.

"I am proud to shut down the government for border security. ... I will take the mantle of shutting it down," he said, according to NBC News.

“Great job sticking to your guns on border security, Mr. President!” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) praised him on Twitter. “You are right to want more border security funding including Wall money. They are WRONG to say no.”

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Shortly after the discussion, the White House Twitter account defended Trump’s drive to build a wall by posting, “Building walls at sections of the border in San Diego, El Paso, Tucson, and Yuma caused illegal traffic to drop by 90% or more in the years that followed. Numbers talk. Walls work.”

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Trump’s supporters praised his mic-drop moment on Twitter:

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