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Trump turns to Chuck Schumer in attempt to prevent shutdown

Schumer and Trump through the Oval Office window
Schumer's last successful Oval Office meeting with Trump in September. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

In a last-ditch effort to avoid a government shutdown tonight, President Trump invited Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to the White House for what the NYT's Michael D. Shear reports is a one-on-one sitdown to discuss a deal.

Why it matters: Trump's dual desires to be seen as a bipartisan dealmaker and have good press have Republicans in Congress spooked.