Pelosi says Trump doesn't get shutdown's effect on workers: 'He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money'

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump's Intel moves spark Democratic fury Buttigieg sounds alarm after Sanders wins Nevada Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill MORE (D-Calif.) took a dig at President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE on Wednesday after a brief meeting that Trump described as a “total waste of time.”

Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Pelosi said Trump did not understand the financial insecurities of many federal workers who are expected to miss paychecks due to the ongoing partial government shutdown.

“Many federal workers will not be receiving their paychecks, and what that means in their lives is tragic … the president seems to be insensitive to that,” Pelosi said. "He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money. But they can’t.”

“If you don’t understand financial insecurity, then you would have a policy that takes pride in saying ‘I’m going to keep government shut down for months or years unless you totally agree to my position,’ ” she added.

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Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerWhite House preparing to ask Congress for funds to combat coronavirus: report Schumer cites security, DHS ban in questioning TSA use of TikTok Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill MORE (D-N.Y.) met with Trump on Wednesday, the 19th day of the partial government shutdown.

Trump, after the meeting, tweeted that he had walked out of the meeting after Pelosi and Schumer said they would not support funding for his proposed border wall “or steel barrier” in a funding bill.

"I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier?" Trump tweeted. "Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!"

Schumer claimed that Trump slammed the table and “just walked out of the meeting” after not getting his demands. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTrump's Intel moves spark Democratic fury Overnight Energy: EPA moves to limit financial pressure on 'forever chemical' manufacturers | California sues Trump over water order| Buttigieg expands on climate plan Barr to attend Senate GOP lunch on Tuesday MORE (R-Calif.) denied that Trump slammed the table and said the president brought pieces of candy to those who attended the meeting in the Situation Room.

The brief meeting comes one day after Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office in a prime-time speech that reaffirmed his position on the wall. He has also threatened to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to direct construction on the wall, a potential move that has raised questions over its legality among members of both parties.

The partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22 amid an impasse between lawmakers and the White House over Trump's demand for $5.7 billion in funding for his proposed border wall.