House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer mischaracterized their Wednesday meeting with President Trump at the White House.

President Trump reportedly walked out of the meeting over the partial government shutdown after Pelosi (D-Calif.) again rejected supporting new funding for a border wall, according to those in the meeting.

Speaking to reporters after the brief session, Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the president threw a "temper tantrum," slammed the table and "just got up and walked out."

Trump took to Twitter Thursday to dispute "Cryin Chuck's" claim, saying that he politely left the meeting when Pelosi signaled she was unwilling to fund "proper border security."

"The president's right. I've never watched somebody talk about a meeting so differently than actually what took place," McCarthy said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday.


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"The president ... turned and said, 'OK, Nancy, if I do what you want and we open the government up right now, in 30 days you said we could do something about the border wall?' She said, 'No, nothing at all.' He didn't slam the table. He said, 'Well, it doesn't seem like this is productive,' and simply walked out, while we continued to talk," McCarthy said.

He said Trump has attempted to bring the parties together, but the Democratic leaders have continued their "stonewalling" strategy, which he said is "hurting the American public."

"The entire time these negotiations have been going on, it has been the president bringing offers to the Democrats," McCarthy said. "The Democrats have not one time made any counter-offer back. Remember, we're in this shutdown because it takes 60 votes in the Senate. Sen. Schumer decided to have a shutdown."

He noted that Schumer and other prominent Democrats supported border security in recent years, but now they have changed their tune simply to oppose Trump.

"They won't even allow people to present facts to them. And then to misrepresent what happened in the meeting yesterday? That's harming the American public," McCarthy said. "We should be back in the room. Solve this problem, move America forward and keep this border secure."

Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above, and see Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows weigh in on the border standoff on "Hannity" below.


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