Trump Invites Schumer to White House Meeting

“With less than 12 hours before a possible government shutdown, President Trump called Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) at midday Friday and invited him to the White House to discuss striking a deal,” the Washington Post reports.

“The meeting was set to take place as the federal government remained on a path toward closing at midnight. Senate Democrats had rallied against a short-term spending bill that does not offer protections for young undocumented immigrants or address other priorities such as disaster relief, and the House was threatening to adjourn, having already passed the bill Thursday night.”

Playbook: “There is some buzz that the two sides are interested in dealing and a shutdown could be avoided. This is very early buzz, at this moment. But there are a lot of hours left in the day and a lot can happen, multiple senior-level sources tell us. Behind the scenes, several sources are telling us the Senate is looking to deal to avoid a shutdown.”

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