I ‘set the table beautifully’ for next border wall fight with Democrats

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

"I've set the stage for doing what I'm going to do". "He told the attorneys that I'm not a subject, I'm not a target", he said.

The talks are to conclude in two weeks and Mr. Trump has previously warned that if they do not end with money to build a wall on the border with Mexico, he will allow another government shutdown.

In the interview with CBS Face the Nation, the president attempted to portray the shutdown that ended last month without funding for his wall as a victory over Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House speaker. "It's like in a business, we have money on hand, and we're building, I would say we have a hundred and fifteen miles of wall, maybe a little bit more than that very shortly".

Trump additionally claimed that many Democrats agree with him on the need for a wall and are "dying" to say so, but just "can't say it" out loud because of fear.

Read the full story from the interview here.

"We're going to have a strong border".

Trump, in an interview with CBS News, called Pelosi "very rigid" and said she was trying to "win a political point" by opposing his demands to fund the wall.

'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3 Super Bowl Trailer: Wake Up, America
But of course, what else would you expect from Gilead? "Wake up America", June says. Watch The Handmaid's Tale season 3 Super Bowl trailer below.

'I happen to think it's very bad politics because basically she wants open borders'.

Trump continued that Pelosi's refusal to fund his border wall is causing deaths "all over the country". "It's being built, some of it's already been completed, in San Diego, if you look, it's been completed", Trump said.

When Brennan pointed out that Pelosi has "offered [Trump] over a billion dollars for border security" but doesn't want a wall, Trump asserted that a border barrier is necessary for proper border enforcement. "We have very fast airplanes, we have very good cargo planes".

"The President's wild and predictable misrepresentations about Democrats' commitment to border security do nothing to make our country safer", she said. The president - in open warfare with opposition Democrats, as well as railing nearly daily against prosecutors looking at allegations that he colluded with Russian Federation in his 2016 election - will take the high ground, the official said.

"President Trump's recklessness didn't make us safer, it undermined our security with 35 days of border patrol agents, Drug Enforcement Administration agents, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Homeland Security personnel missing paychecks", said Drew Hammill, her spokesman.

"It's a bad witch hunt and it's a disgrace", he said, adding that he would leave it up to the USA attorney general to decide whether to release Mueller's eventual report.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.