Donald Trump willing to shut down government over border security

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Friday

Donald Trump willing to shut down government over border security

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the economy while delivering remarks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2018.

"I would be willing to "shut down" government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!"

In an interview with Johnson Sunday, CBS "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan asked about President Donald Trump's tweet earlier in the day threatening a government shutdown if Congress didn't approve more funding for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, among other demands. "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc".

But leaders said funding for the wall could wait until after the November election. We need great people coming into our Country!,' he tweeted Sunday morning.

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Malkin said on "Fox & Friends" that there has been a longstanding battle within the Republican Party between those who value "cheap labor" more than the country's safety and those who support Trump's agenda. According to Politico, Trump was "receptive" to their plan.

Trump's call for a wall, a favorite vow from his 2016 presidential campaign, would likely cost more than $20 billion, but Congress so far has allocated only $1.5 billion for extra border security.

The House version of the spending bill includes Trump's request but Senate Democrats are unlikely to agree to it - meaning any attempt to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which is where the money would come from, could lead to a shutdown.

Mr. Mcconnell announced last month he will cancel the Senate's August recess.

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Democrats have long opposed financing Trump's wall but lack the votes by themselves to block House approval of that amount.

President Trump also reminded Congress that many illegal aliens, parents or not, take advantage of America's lax immigration policies which results in serious consequences for the American people.

Lawmakers met with Trump last week to discuss the appropriations process to fund the government by the September deadline.

Trump then claimed the United States has the "dumbest" and "worst" immigration laws in the world.

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