White House counselor Kellyanne Conway opined on Thursday that President Donald Trump may have started the government shutdown but he doesn’t “own” it “any longer.”
Conway made the statement while speaking to reporters at the White House, according to CBS correspondent Mark Knoller.
“He doesn’t own the shutdown any longer,” says WH advisor @KellyannePolls of Pres Trump. She says @NancyPelosi “ignored and interrupted” the border security briefing at the WH yesterday and “was rude and dismissive” of border officials. Says it should be a non-partisan issue. pic.twitter.com/2mfScoCXZ7
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 3, 2019
Conway went on to insist that the president would continue the shutdown if Democratic leaders do not agree to funding for a border wall.
“You can say ‘wall’ all you want, you can make it a four letter word,” Conway said. “Nancy Pelosi yesterday just ignored and interrupted and was, frankly, just rude and dismissive [during a meeting with the president.]”
“So that was really poor form,” she added. “But the president has graciously invited them back here tomorrow. And hopefully they will come recognizing that border security is not a partisan issue.”
Watch the video below from CBS.
Yesterday, @NancyPelosi and @SenSchumer were “frankly very rude and dismissive,” @KellyannePolls told reporters, accusing Democrats of ignoring “the facts and figures” from their own government https://t.co/MaHdf3hcjN pic.twitter.com/kf5TBUXh1W
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 3, 2019