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Pelosi’s Daughter: My Mom Could “Cut Your Head Off and You Won’t Even Know You’re Bleeding”

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter described her mother in an unusual way this morning, telling CNN that the Congresswoman could “cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding.”

Speaking with hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman about her mother’s approach to meetings, Alexandra Pelosi said, “She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding. That’s all you need to know about her.”

She continued, “No one ever won betting against Nancy Pelosi. She’s persevered. You gotta give her credit. No matter what you think about her, you have to give her credit because, think about it, think about all of those presidents she’s endured. The Bush, the Bush, the Clinton—she’s been through it all.”

Alexandra Pelosi’s comments came before her mother met with Trump and other Congressional leaders today where they were unable to reach an agreement on funding the government after receiving a briefing on border security.

The Democrats proposed a plan that would fund government agencies through September, however the Department of Homeland Security would only receive funding for one month while negotiations on the border wall continue.

“I think they wanted to go on without going through the briefing, they wanted to go on with their bill that they were bringing up tomorrow. The president has been very clear that it’s not the bill he would support and Leader McConnell said he’s not bringing anything up that’s not going to become law,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the meeting was unproductive.

“I don’t think any particular progress was made today,” he said.  “It was a civil discussion and we are hopeful that somehow in the coming days or weeks we will be able to reach an agreement.”

Earlier today during a cabinet meeting, President Trump said the partial government shutdown will “last as long as it takes.”

He stressed the importance of building a wall, telling his cabinet, “A wall is a wall. The others just, we could have all the drones flying over the people last night, the only thing that stops them is a wall. If we had drones, wonderful, we’ll get nice pictures…”

Border Official: Migrants Pushed Women and Kids to Front of Group Before Attacking Agents

San Diego Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott joined CNN this morning and defended the actions of his colleagues and told the network that the caravan members would push women and children towards the front of their group and then begin to hurl rocks at border agents.

“What I find unconscionable is that people would intentionally take children into this situation. What we saw over and over yesterday was that the caravan would push women and children towards the front and then begin (throwing rocks at) our agents,” said Scott.

The border patrol chief also shot down the mainstream media narrative of “peaceful protests” and asylum seekers.

“I kind of challenge that this was a peaceful protest or that the majority of these people were claiming asylum. We ended up making 42 arrests, only eight of those were females and there were only a few children involved. The vast majority of the people we’re dealing with are adult males.”

“Similar to what we saw the first wave of the caravan, the group immediately started throwing rocks and debris at our agents, taunting the agents…,” he said.

CNN host John Berman said to Scott, “You took issue with the idea that these were people seeking asylum. The caravan, though, 5,000 to 9,000, depending on which count you believe that is in Tijuana right now, those are people coming to the border, as far as you know, for asylum, isn’t it?”

“I do not believe that is true. I believe there are definitely people in that group that are trying — that are going to try to claim asylum,” Scott replied. “The vast majority of those, from what we call the northern triangle are economic migrants, though.”

. “What I saw at the border yesterday was not people walking up to Border Agents and asking to claim asylum. Matter of fact, one of the groups that I watched … they passed 10 or 15 marked Border Patrol agents walking … west to east, numerous uniformed personnel, as they were chanting, waving a Honduran flag and throwing rocks at the agents,” he said.  “If they were truly asylum seekers, they would’ve just walked up with their hands up and surrendered, and that did not take place,” he said.