Schumer: Trump prepared to keep government closed for 'months or even years'

Democratic leaders met with the president to discuss the government shutdown.
1:26 | 01/04/19

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Transcript for Schumer: Trump prepared to keep government closed for 'months or even years'
We death. Completed a nine day and sometimes. Contentious conversation with the president. Of we have community that we will continue our conversation. But we all wreckage the week recognized. Democratic side that we really cannot dissolve this until we open gotten and we made that very clear to the president. Services are being withheld from the American people paychecks getting out with help from people. Serve the needs of the American people and our border security. Will suffer if we do not resolve this issue. We are committed to keeping our borders safe. That has always been our principle to under the oath of office that would take to protect and defend our country and our constitution. We can do that deaths. When government is open but made clear to the president. So we told the president we needed the government. He resisted. Fact he said he keep the government closed for a very long period of time months or even years. That discussion and this that we discussed the bunch of issues the leaders said they were somewhat contentious. And will continue discussing of course. But. It's very hard to see how progress will be made. Unless they open up the government.

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