BORDER/BUDGET/CHUCK SCHUMER/IMMIGRATION/NANCY PELOSI/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “President Donald Trump clashed sharply with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in a remarkable Oval Office meeting before reporters Tuesday [12-11-18], with the president threatening to shut down the government and the Democrats warning him they will not bend. In a pitched partisan argument televised for all to see, the GOP president and the House and Senate Democratic leaders traded barbs over Trump’s border wall during what was supposed to be a private negotiating session to keep a large swath of the government from shuttering after Dec. 21. And in perhaps his most definitive statement yet, Trump said he would be ‘proud’ to preside over a partial shutdown if that’s what it takes to get his campaign promise fulfilled. Democrats urged the president against such a stance, even as they seized on the chance to blame Trump for any potential shutdown.”

Burgess Everett, Sarah Ferris and Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump says he’s ‘proud’ to shut down government during fight with Pelosi and Schumer,” Politico, December 11, 2018 3:26 pm