Democratic congressional leaders have cancelled a meeting with President Donald Trump after he attacked them on Twitter hours beforehand.
The Republican president said he did not think he could reach a deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on funding the government.
The Democrats said they would negotiate with Republican lawmakers instead.
Averting a federal shutdown is just one of this month’s big challenges for Republicans, who control Capitol Hill.
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