Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected it even before Trump spoke, and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, denounced the offer as “not a compromise but more hostage-taking”. The proposal was Trump’s first public offer to Democrats since the partial shutdown began nearly a month ago. Calling the wall “a powerful and beautifully designed see-through steel barrier on our southern border”, Trump said: “This is not a 2,000-mile concrete structure from sea to sea. They were particularly incensed that Trump’s offer extended protections to Dreamers and TPS recipients that he himself revoked. And they said the deal was a non-starter because it did not offer any permanent protections for Dreamers.
Source: The Telegraph January 20, 2019 20:09 UTC