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Shutdown Update: After Trump Meeting Schumer Says 'Number of Disagreements' Remain

No deal, but "some progress," says Senate Minority Leader after White House meeting

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attend the congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole at the U.S. Capitol January 17, 2018 in Washington D.C. (Photo: Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)

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."


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.

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