Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Trump Urges Wall Funding to Fix Border 'Crisis'

Trump Urges Wall Funding to Fix Border 'Crisis'

"We were all behind the president on the border security issue", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, standing beside the president after the luncheon.

Democrats in response accused Trump of appealing to "fear, not facts" and manufacturing a border crisis for political gain.

"I was a little bit anxious that when I heard Stephen Miller was leading this speech creation that we were going to have something really outrageous", he said, referring to Trump's senior policy adviser. Speaking in solemn tones from behind the Resolute Desk, he painted a dire picture of killings and drug deaths he argues come from unchecked illegal immigration.

Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dealt him a ratings blow. Democrats have denounced a wall as immoral, inefficient and costly, but said they support additional funding for other border security measures including increased border agents and technology.

During an Oval Office address about what he calls a border security "crisis" on Tuesday night, Trump said of the resumption of talks that he wants to "get this done".

He addressed the nation as the shutdown stretched through its third week, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without pay and some congressional Republicans growing increasingly jittery about the impasse. Instead, he is still demanding that American taxpayers pay at least $5.7 billion for his wall, which can't pass either chamber of Congress and of course Mexico is not paying for.

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But he doesn't want " people to think there's a thing about me and the Academy". "It gets no more energy from me", Hart said . DeGeneres, herself a two-time Oscars host, argued that, "They are a small group of people who are very, very loud".

Trump meets with Senate Republicans Wednesday on Capitol Hill just hours after he argued on national television that a border wall was needed to resolve a security and humanitarian "crisis".

People took to Twitter to react to President Donald Trump's border wall speech immediately after it was aired on Tuesday. But he says having failed, Trump is now "unable to convince Congress or the American people to foot the bill". I've held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers.

Trump began the much-anticipated speech by urging Congress to sanction billions of dollars for the wall, which was "absolutely critical" for the safety of the nation.

The president often highlights such incidents, though studies over several years have found immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than people born in the United States. "At the request of Democrats it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall". What the hell have they done about the border? "Unfortunately, President Trump keeps rejecting the bipartisan House-passed bills". The administration says it will act on its own to ensure the refunds.

Still, a growing number of moderate Republicans - like Susan Collins of ME and Cory Gardner of Colorado - appear uncomfortable with the toll the partial shutdown is taking. They never really stood a chance.

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