Democrats Try to Shove Trump Aside

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Democrats have tried defeating Donald Trump. They’ve tried to block him, mock him, and persuade him. They’ve even tried to pull one over on him.

Now, they’re trying to shove him aside.

In a spat that began with—what else?—a presidential tweet, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are refusing to attend a meeting with Trump at the White House on Tuesday aimed at averting a government shutdown that could begin in 10 days. Their decision to pull out of the bipartisan summit came a little more than two hours after the president berated “Chuck and Nancy” over their opposition to his proposed tax cuts and immigration crackdown. “I don’t see a deal,” Trump predicted.

Given the president’s statement,