Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a new interview that President Trump agreed to keep White House senior adviser Stephen Miller out of a recent White House meeting on immigration reform.
“I had suggested when [Trump] called that we just have four people in the room — myself, my chief of staff Mike Lynch, his chief of staff Gen. Kelly and the president,” Schumer told The New York Times podcast “The Daily”. “And I said if you’re going to have Stephen Miller there or somebody like that, it’s not going to work.”
“And [Trump] agreed.”
The two men met last week in an attempt to avoid a government shutdown. After the meeting, Schumer said there were still a “good number of disagreements” with Trump on immigration and spending, but that progress had been made.
But Schumer says Trump called him later Friday, before the shutdown began, and the negotiations derailed.
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