Trump on Border Wall: GOP, Dems 'Must Come Together'

'Fix the Border, for once and for all, NOW!' he tweeted, demanding funding
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2018 3:45 PM CST
Trump on Border Wall: GOP, Dems 'Must Come Together'
President Trump speaks with reporters at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – The AP reports that President Trump hit the links on his Florida golf course the day after Thanksgiving, but before he did, he rehashed a topic that's long been on his mind, with seeming impatience. "Republicans and Democrats MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding for the Wall," he tweeted, referring to the border barrier he wants erected between the US and Mexico. "After 40 years of talk, it is finally time for action. Fix the Border, for once and for all, NOW!"

The Hill notes there's a Dec. 7 deadline Congress must meet to fund the remaining parts of government that are still not funded, and Trump has said he'd be OK with shutting down the government if the wall isn't included in any upcoming funding packages. "Could there be a shutdown? There certainly could, and it will be about border security, of which the wall is a part," the president told reporters Thursday, per Reuters, which notes Democrats, who just gained control of the House in the midterms, may now be less amenable to giving in to Trump on this matter. (Trump also threatened he could shut down "the whole border" if he had to.)

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