Trump meeting with Schumer and Pelosi postponed due to Bush funeral

Trump meeting with Schumer and Pelosi postponed due to Bush funeral
© UPI Photo

A White House meeting between President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS 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 PelosiCummings to lie in state at the Capitol House Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union —Dem wants more changes to Pelosi drug pricing bill | Ebola outbreak wanes, but funding lags | Johnson & Johnson recalls batch of baby powder after asbestos traces found MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump touts Turkey cease-fire: 'Sometimes you have to let them fight' Mattis responds to Trump criticism: 'I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals' Democrats vow to push for repeal of other Trump rules after loss on power plant rollback MORE (D-N.Y.), was put on hold because of the funeral arrangements for President George H.W. Bush, who passed away Friday night.

ADVERTISEMENT

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.