“He stormed out of the Oval, walked into an anteroom just off the Oval Office and had in his hand a folder of briefing papers.
And he just scattered them out of frustration — threw them across the room," Stokols said on MSNBC's "Hardball," citing his own reporting with White House officials.
Here's @EliStokols's new reporting on how Trump "stormed out of the Oval" after his meeting with Pelosi & Schumer today #Hardball pic.twitter.com/VIR9Vq5vTW — Hardball (@hardball) December 12, 2018.
The meeting quickly generated headlines after Trump pledged to shut down the government if he couldn't get funding for a wall along the southern border.
“I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck,” Trump told Schumer.
Stokols, the Los Angeles Times reporter, also said Tuesday on "Hardball" that Trump was frustrated with Schumer following the meeting.
"His old New York sparring buddy, he felt, got the better of him," Stokols said. »