In response, Drew Hammill, a Pelosi spokesman, said in a statement on Friday night that "President Trump's recklessness didn't make us safer, it undermined our security with 35 days of border patrol agents, DEA agents, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Homeland Security personnel missing paychecks". He also alluded to calling a national emergency to build a wall if he is unable to get approval from Congress. Trump increasingly appears prepared to go that route, saying Friday that "I think there's a good chance we'll have to do that".
Trump can declare an emergency and use funds drawn from other causes to fund wall construction.
"I think that she was very rigid, which I would expect, but I think she's very bad for our country", he said.
During her first weekly press conference since the end of the partial government shutdown, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed she wants a vote on a bill that has "bipartisan consensus", but then declared she's not compromising on U.S. -Mexico border wall funds. She suggested she'd be open to vehicle barriers known as "Normandy fencing" instead. His comment came about an hour after Pelosi said any legislation that panel produces will not propose a single penny to his proposed wall.
"Basically she wants open borders".
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Last year, Trump used the State of the Union to admonish North Korea and build public support for his maximum-pressure campaign on dictator Kim Jong Un.
"Together we can break decades of political stalemate", Trump plans to say, according to an excerpt of his prepared remarks offered by a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "And this really is an invasion of our country by human traffickers".
He questioned whether the US should have invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the administration of former President George W. Bush to destroy al-Qaida training grounds after the terrorist group's attacks on the USA killed almost 3,000 people.
"I think they're exhausted and, I think everybody's exhausted", he said.
"I heard a lot of word salad in that interview", Basset told MSNBC's Alex Witt on Sunday. We have an unbelievable and expensive military base built in Iraq. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. Asked how they differ, Shelby replied, "You have to ask them but I think it's pretty obvious". "When you see today what's going on, people that aren't willing to do what they have to do, and they know what they have to do, they're doing the country a tremendous disservice".