Washington, Talks between President Donald
Trump and congressional Democrats aimed at ending the partial
government shutdown collapsed, with the president walking out of the
meeting held in the White House and calling it a total waste of time
after Democrats rejected his demand for border-wall funding.
Democrats said President Trump ignored their pleas to reopen
the federal government as they continue to negotiate over his border
wall demands. With the shutdown nearing the three-week mark, some
800,000 workers are about to miss their first paycheck.
Source: Oman News Agency