Trump: 'Cryin Chuck' Schumer lied about 'temper tantrum'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE in a tweet early Thursday said that Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerProtecting our judiciary must be a priority in the 116th Congress Baldwin's Trump plays 'Deal or No Deal' with shutdown on 'Saturday Night Live' Sunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal MORE (D-N.Y.) lied about Trump throwing a "temper tantrum" during negotiations concerning the partial government shutdown.

Trump in a tweet referred to Schumer as "Cryin Chuck," a nickname he has previously used for Schumer. 

"Cryin Chuck told his favorite lie when he used his standard sound bite that I 'slammed the table & walked out of the room. He had a temper tantrum.' Because I knew he would say that, and after Nancy said no to proper Border Security, I politely said bye-bye and left, no slamming!" Trump wrote.

Trump told reporters as he was leaving the White House for a tour of the border later Thursday that he doesn’t have “temper tantrums.”

“I didn’t pound the table. I didn’t pound the table. That is a lie,” he said. “All of that narrative is a lie.”

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Trump met Wednesday with Schumer and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiElise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Our legislators must commit to making children a priority Dreamer: Dems 'should absolutely not' take Trump's immigration deal MORE (D-Calif.) inside the White House, but said he left early because he felt it was a "total waste of time." 

During the meeting, the Democratic leaders urged Trump to end the government shutdown, which is approaching its fourth week. The president during asked Pelosi if she would approve funding for a wall along the southern border within 30 days if he reopened the government. Trump then left the meeting after Pelosi denied that request.

"Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way and he just walked out of the meeting,” Schumer told reporters on the West Wing driveway afterward.

Trump also took to Twitter following the meeting with Schumer and Pelosi, writing that "nothing else works" in negotiations other than a border wall. 

"Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time," Trump tweeted minutes after the meeting. "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? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!"

The partial government shutdown, now in its 20th day, was prompted by Trump's refusal to sign a government funding bill that didn't include $5.7 billion for a wall along the southern border.

Democrats have vowed not to approve any funding for the wall, while Trump has maintained that he won't reopen the government until they do.

Trump also declared Thursday on Twitter that there is "GREAT unity" among Republicans in Congress amid the shutdown, even as some members of the GOP — including Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiTrump pitches new plan to reopen government amid Dem pushback The Memo: Concern over shutdown grows in Trump World Kaine to force Senate to hold rare Saturday session amid shutdown MORE (Alaska) — have broken with Trump over wall negotiations.

"There is GREAT unity with the Republicans in the House and Senate, despite the Fake News Media working in overdrive to make the story look otherwise. The Opposition Party & the Dems know we must have Strong Border Security, but don’t want to give “Trump” another one of many wins!" Trump tweeted.

Updated at 9:51 a.m.