Trump meeting with Schumer and Pelosi postponed due to Bush funeral

Trump meeting with Schumer and Pelosi postponed due to Bush funeral
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A White House meeting between President TrumpDonald John TrumpActivists highlight Trump ties to foreign autocrats in hotel light display Jose Canseco pitches Trump for chief of staff: ‘Worried about you looking more like a Twinkie everyday’ Dershowitz: Mueller's report will contain 'sins' but no 'impeachable offense' MORE and Democratic congressional leaders has been postponed, according to a senior Democratic aide.

The sit-down, which was scheduled for Tuesday with House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Energy — Sponsored by the National Biodiesel Board — Oil lease sale in Alaska nets .5M | House climate panel likely won't pass bills | EPA hires new head of Chesapeake office Stephen King torches Trump over border wall: 'Do something good for once' Pelosi agrees to term limits vote; insurgency collapses MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenators prepare for possibility of Christmas in Washington during a shutdown Mania at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Trump, Democratic leaders go toe-to-toe at White House MORE (D-N.Y.), was put on hold because of the funeral arrangements for President George H.W. Bush, who passed away Friday night.

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The 41st president will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol this week, with a Capitol ceremony scheduled for Monday and funeral services at the National Cathedral set for Wednesday.

Trump, who has been demanding money for his border wall, was expected to discuss government funding with Pelosi and Schumer ahead of a Dec. 7 spending deadline.

Congressional leaders are in talks to pass a short-term spending bill, though they have yet to settle on a length. Democrats prefer just a one-week stopgap, while Republicans want a two-week patch that would push the funding deadline to right before Christmas.

Trump signaled to reporters over the weekend that he would be willing to sign a continuing resolution (CR) to give Congress time to deal with Bush’s passing.