House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows of North Carolina said that by walking out on Democratic leaders during an unfruitful attempt to compromise on border security and end the partial government shutdown, President Trump showed he was standing up for people who matter.

Meadows, a Republican from Cashiers, said Trump is doing exactly what he was elected to do.

"He's not walking out on the moms and dads who have lost their children [to illegal immigrants]," he said. "[Nor] the law enforcement officers who fight every day [or] the families dealing with drug overdoses."


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Meadows said that Trump rightfully ended the conversation when Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California would not budge on funding physical border security measures like a wall or barrier.

Trump is "staying engaged," Meadows said. "I applaud him for that."

Fellow Freedom Caucus Member Jim Jordan of Ohio echoed Meadows' remarks and praised the president's actions.

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