Trump threatens to 'entirely' close US-Mexico border unless wall demands met

White House Targets Pelosi Even After Trump's 'Proud' Shutdown Vow

President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to seal the US-Mexico border "entirely" if Congress does not approve billions of dollars in funding for a wall.

On Thursday, the Senate was in session for only four minutes after lawmakers didn't show up. During an interview Friday, Sanders criticized Democrats for refusing to budge on the issue of immigration and said they have completely left the negotiation table.

For instance, Mulvaney focused mostly on Pelosi during one Sunday morning television, saying she is "beholden to her left wing to where she can not be seen as agreeing with the president on anything until she's actually speaker".

As long as the wall debate holds up approval of a wider spending bill, about 800,000 federal employees are not getting salaries and non-essential parts of the government are unable to function.

In a series of tweets about the border showdown with Democrats, the president said he also could justify closing the southern border as a response to the lopsided trade he said the US suffers under the North American Free Trade Agreement. His opponents, including some in his Republican party, accuse the president of exaggerating the danger from illegal immigration for his own political gain.

In a befuddling series of tweets Friday, President Trump appeared to threaten both the Democrats and USA trade relations with Mexico when he suggested he would close the southern border.

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Roberts said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, and other Democrats need to come up with an "appropriate number" and language for border security funding that Trump will sign.

Trump and the top two Democratic leaders engaged in a televised war of words on December 11 in an Oval Office confrontation during which the president took ownership of the coming partial shutdown.

He also said the U.S. Trump is sticking with his demand for money to build a border wall with Mexico, and Democrats, who take control of the House on January 3, are refusing to give him what he wants. The Senate bill contains $1.3 billion for border security excluding any concrete wall.

Drew Hammill, spokesman for House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will not fund Trump's "immoral, ineffective and expensive wall".

"We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall", Trump tweeted. Closing the border down until the American people get the security they voted for would be a logical next step.

Any formula to fully fund the US government will have to be approved by both houses of Congress and signed by Trump. "With the House Majority, Democrats will act swiftly to end the Trump Shutdown, and will fight for a strategic, robust national security policy, including strong and smart border security, and strong support for our servicemembers and veterans".

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