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 TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary 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 PelosiNegotiators hit gas on coronavirus talks as frustration mounts Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerMeadows: 'I'm not optimistic there will be a solution in the very near term' on coronavirus package Biden calls on Trump, Congress to enact an emergency housing program Senators press Postal Service over complaints of slow delivery 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.