A White House official said late Friday there was never a deal reached between Trump and Schumer, and Trump did not agree to a five-day continuing resolution during their talks.
Schumer left the White House after 2 p.m. ET, walking out of the West Wing and into the same Ford Expedition. Standing outside the Capitol,
Schumer was intercepted by a phalanx of reporters and cameras. The usually talkative senator was curt.
"We had a long and detailed meeting, we discussed all of the major outstanding issues. We made some progress but we still have a good number of disagreements," Schumer said quickly. "The discussions will continue."
Inside the Capitol
Inside the Capitol, Democratic lawmakers flowed to Schumer's office. Kelly, meanwhile, phoned Republicans to assure them Trump hadn't agreed to any outlandish deals.
A few hours later, the two men spoke again. On the phone with Schumer, Trump claimed to have heard that House Democrats and Republicans had agreed on a three-week funding plan. There was no indication on Capitol Hill that such an agreement had emerged.
Schumer, who hadn't heard of the mystery plan, told Trump he could only agree to a deal that lasted a few days -- the same plan they'd discussed over lunch. Trump's response: work it out with McConnell, the Republican majority leader.
Until then, Schumer and McConnell had avoided direct talks on Friday. When Schumer called in the afternoon to recount his conversations with Trump, McConnell told him to work out his differences with the President.
View from the White House
In the next several hours, efforts to reach a deal fell apart. Watching from the White House, Trump -- who'd tweeted with optimism hours earlier -- expressed dismay.
"Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very dangerous Southern Border," he wrote. "Dems want a Shutdown in order to help diminish the great success of the Tax Cuts, and what they are doing for our booming economy."
Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very dangerous Southern Border. Dems want a Shutdown in order to help diminish the great success of the Tax Cuts, and what they are doing for our booming economy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
Earlier in the morning, the White House scrubbed plans for Trump to fly to Florida
for a weekend at his Palm Beach resort. Awaiting Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate were about 100 high-dollar donors, who paid in the six-figures for tickets to a campaign fundraiser on Saturday night, the one-year anniversary of his inauguration
Trump had been looking forward to the occasion, people who spoke with him on Friday said, who described him as upset at the prospect of canceling the entire Florida weekend.
"He's not leaving until this is finished," Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters outside the White House on Friday.
By the time the shutdown went into effect at midnight, the White House had gone quiet. The exterior lights illuminating North Portico went dark at 11 p.m. ET, an hour before the shutdown, just as it became clear the Senate vote had fallen short.
The President had long been in the residence, likely watching the Capitol Hill spectacle unfold on television. His aides left the West Wing well before the midnight deadline.