President Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s vow that Democrats’ proposed spending deal to avoid another partial government shutdown on Feb. 15 won’t include any money for a physical border wall, saying he’s not “playing games” and that “without a wall, it doesn’t work.”
“I’ve told a lot of people, I don’t expect much coming out of this committee,” Trump said Thursday. “Because I keep hearing the words that ‘We’ll give you what you want, but we’re not going to give you a wall.’ And the problem is, if they don't give us a wall, it doesn't work. Without a wall, it doesn't work."
Trump on Pelosi saying there will be no border wall money: "If they don't give us a wall it doesn't work. Without a wall, it doesn't work." pic.twitter.com/59YXTGe5ph— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 31, 2019
Trump’s statement echoes his repeated pledge that he won’t sign any spending deal that doesn’t include his requested $5.7 billion in funding for parts of a border barrier along select vulnerable sections of the U.S. border.
If the committee of Republicans and Democrats now meeting on Border Security is not discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2019
The Democrats’ proposed legislation also reportedly denies Trump’s request for funding for additional border agents.