US Democratic leaders accuse Pres.Trump of holding gov't hostage

Pelosi and Schumer call Pres. Trump's ideas unoriginal, one-sided and ineffective

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi

US Democratic Party leaders rejected a compromise proposed by President Donald Trump and called on him to stop the partial suspension of the government that has been going on for more than four weeks.

According to Democratic leadership,Trump is holding the government and federal employees as "hostages".

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tweeted, "What is original in the President's proposal is not good. What is good in the proposal is not original."

Pelosi argued that Trump's proposal was unacceptable, because it did not include any permanent solutions for immigrants who arrived in the United States as children (DACA) and those who came from disaster-stricken countries (TPS).

Chuck Schumer, Senate minority leader for the Democratic party, called Trump's proposal "one-sided and ineffective."

He added, "It was President Donald Trump who single-handedly took away DACA and TPS protections in the first place – offering some protections back in exchange for the wall is not a compromise but more hostage taking."