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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' MORE in a tweet early Thursday said that Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer2020 Republicans accuse Schumer of snubbing legislation Schumer: Leadership trying to work out competing surprise medical bill measures Top GOP senator: Drug pricing action unlikely before end of year 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 PelosiOvernight Health Care: GOP senator says drug price action unlikely this year | House panel weighs ban on flavored e-cigs | New York sues Juul Five things to know about Tuesday's impeachment hearings McConnell hopes Senate impeachment trial 'not too lengthy a process' 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 MurkowskiKey Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock Impeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP Hillicon Valley: Federal inquiry opened into Google health data deal | Facebook reports millions of post takedowns | Microsoft shakes up privacy debate | Disney plus tops 10M sign-ups in first day 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.