After an afternoon meeting at the White House, and with a shutdown more likely with each hour that passes, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that he and President Donald Trump made "some progress" but that "a number of disagreements" remain.
"We had a long and detailed meeting, we discussed all of the major outstanding issues, we made some progress, but we still have a good number of disagreements," he said in a short statement to reporters as he left the White House. "The discussions will continue."
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Schumer speaks out after "long and detailed" meeting with Pres. Trump over shutdown: "We made some progress but we still have a number of disagreements," adds "the discussions will continue." pic.twitter.com/1mxnOWcatG— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 19, 2018
With both parties doing their best to blame the other if a shutdown does result from failed negotiations, a new poll out Friday afternoon shows that 48 percent of people will hold the Republicans responsible for a shutdown, while just 28 percent would blame the Democrats. According to the Washington Post-ABC survey, 18 percent will blame both parties equally.