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The number one item on Donald Trump's legislative agenda is to pass his controversial #Tax Reform bill. After tweeting that he doesn't see himself making a deal with Democrats, the two highest ranking member of the Democratic Party decided to make a move [VIDEO].

Trump on Dems

Over the course of the 2016 election cycle [VIDEO], the one area that most of the Republican candidates could agree on was that they wanted to cut taxes, and do so primarily for higher earners and businesses so that the money would, in theory, "trickle down" to the middle and lower class. Following Donald Trump's election win, he has vowed to follow through on his campaign promise, but has been unable to so in the 10 months he's been in office.

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Anytime Trump and the GOP have put forward a bill on taxes, it's received criticism from non-partisan organisations, with the current incarnation being projected to add $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, while eventually raising taxes on lower and middle income earners. The feedback has been so negative that even some Republicans have refused to support it, which led to a planned meeting between Trump and top members of Congress. As seen on his Twitter feed on November 28, Trump took a shot at the Democrats just hours before getting together with them.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump showed no signs of compromise on the issue of tax reform.

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"Meeting with 'Chuck and Nancy' today about keeping government open and working," Trump tweeted.

"Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes," Donald Trump went on to post. In conclusion, the former host of "The Apprentice" stated that "I don't see a deal!"

Dems hit back

Just hours after Donald Trump posted his divisive tweet, CNN reported that Senate Minority Leader #Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader #Nancy Pelosi decided to pull out of the meeting due to the tweet in question. "We believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead," they two wrote in a joint statement.

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Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer went on to explain that they didn't want to participate in a "show meeting" that didn't work towards progress. The two Democratic leaders noted that they called on House Majority Leader Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get together without the president in the hope that they can come to common ground.