He also wrote that he doesn't 'see a deal' in the making.Pelosi and Schumer effectively cut the president out of the conversation late on Tuesday morning, saying in a joint statement that '[g]iven that the President doesn't see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead.''We don't have any time to waste in addressing the issues that confront us, so we're going to continue to negotiate with Republican leaders who may be interested in reaching a bipartisan agreement,' they said. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell, R-Ky., right, arrives at the Capitol to meet with GOP lawmakers about moving his agenda and passing the Republican tax bill last week Mc Connell – who has also been on the receiving end of Trump twitter attacks – and Ryan hit back with their own statement bashing the 'new excuses' not to meet with the administration.'We have important work to do, and Democratic leaders have continually found new excuses not to meet with the administration to discuss these issues,' the two leaders said.The continuing resolution would keep the lights on through Dec. Trump's party is likely to be at the mercy of Democrats when it comes to approving a long-term agreement.A faction of Democratic lawmakers, and a Republican senator, are threatening to withhold their votes on an appropriations bill if it is not coupled with legislation addressing the plight of illegal immigrant children.'I'm not going to vote for a spending bill that doesn't dramatically increase defense spending.'Graham also told CNN during the appearance, on it's flagship Sunday morning program State of the Union: 'There's a deal to be done...For the DREAM Act, I think you could get strong border security and a break in chain migration.
Paul and Mc Connell will join them in the Thursday meeting with the president.
The two top Democrats in Congress abruptly canceled a planned White House meeting with Donald Trump last Tuesday in response to the president's angry tweet expressing pessimism about their willingness to cut a deal that would keep the government running.
Trump had thrown shade at Schumer and Pelosi hours earlier, calling them tax-hikers who are 'weak' on crime and favor the 'unchecked' admission of illegal immigrants into the United States.
Democratic leaders say they have accepted an invitation from the White House to sit down with President Trump in an effort to prevent a government shutdown.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi announced the meeting, scheduled for Thursday, in a joint statement.