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WATCH: Democrats ‘unwilling to even negotiate,’ Pence says after White House meeting

Vice President Mike Pence says Democrats were “unwilling to even negotiate” an end to the partial government shutdown and the standoff over President Donald Trump’s desire for a border barrier.

Pence spoke outside the West Wing after a contentious meeting Wednesday between Trump and congressional leaders.

Pence says, “I think the president made his position very clear today that there will be no deal without a wall.”

Pence says Trump asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whether she would be willing to agree to funding for a wall or a barrier on the southern border if he re-opened the government quickly.

WATCH: Democrats say Trump walked out of shutdown negotiations

Pence says, “When she said ‘No,’ the president said ‘Goodbye.”

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Trump had a “temper tantrum.” Pence says of the president, “I don’t recall him ever raising his voice.”

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