Sen. Blumenthal: Trump-Pelosi-Schumer Summit ‘Mind Blowing, Surreal,’ Border Wall Is a ‘Vanity Project’

Tuesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said the on-camera meeting between President Donald Trump, incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) about border wall funding was “mind-blowing.”

Blumenthal said, “You called it jaw-dropping. I would call it mind-blowing, surreal. Even at a time when a lot of firsts are happening in the Oval office, this was certainly a very odd moment. And Donald Trump really blew up negotiations that were preceding in good faith over a vanity project, which, by the way, the Mexicans were supposed to pay for, in case anyone has forgotten. And the idea that the government would be shut down over such a wasteful, unnecessary project is going to be an anathema to the American people, and Donald Trump is trying to distort it in a way he thinks is politically advantageous.”

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