President Donald Trump stormed out of a meeting with senior Democrats yesterday, after disagreements arose on a variety of topics.
The meeting, in the Situation Room, a conference centre in the West Wing basement, was, primarily, to talk about funding of the president's border wall, but after House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, told Trump no funding would be provided for such a ridiculous project, things went swiftly downhill.
First, Pelosi was critical of Mr. Trump's televised Oval Office address to the nation, where he described the border as "a humanitarian and security crisis".
In her considered opinion, she said, the wall - or 'steel barrier' it had become - was "the mere whim of a madman, a megalomaniac, and a psychopath".
This set the tone.
Next, the president asked if the gathered members would object if he took a short break to visit the restroom, but Pelosi told him to:
"tie a knot in it."
Next, Mr. Trump asked for a fan because he was becoming progressively more irritated by Mrs. Pelosi's perfume, and "someone's body odor". At this, Mr. Schumer ducked his head into his armpits, but detected nothing, then glanced furtively at Mrs. Pelosi.
No fan was summoned.
As the meeting wore on, with no resolution in sight, Mr. Trump suggested that their hungers be satisfied by some snacks. Mrs. Pelosi told him:
"Eat your head, moron!"
Trump then said that, if that was to be her attitude, there was nothing left to talk about, and walked out, after banging the table with his fist.
Meanwhile, thousands of federal workers and contractors remain 'out of work and unpaid' due to the government shutdown. Many are already looking for new jobs.