UPDATED 6:29 AM PT — Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
President Trump is calling on Democrats to fund the border wall. He made the remarks in a tweet Friday morning, adding, the U.S. will be forced to close the southern border entirely if obstructionist Democrats don’t comply. He also blasted the current immigration laws by saying we need to change them.
In another tweet, the president said the U.S. will be cutting off aid to Honduras, Guatemala as well as El Salvador, which he said has done nothing but take money from the U.S.
We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2018
He also said, a new caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it.
President Trump has been adamant about securing our southern border, and has called for the construction of a border wall throughout his presidency.
Meanwhile, the office of Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Democrats and Republicans are still no where near reaching an agreement to end the government shutdown.
On Thursday, a spokesman for Schumer said there have been no negotiations since Democrats rejected an offer from the White House over the weekend.
According to a House Democrat official, the White House proposed a deal which would allocate $2.1 billion to border security. This is a significant cut from the original request, but Schumer rejected it.
Schumer’s spokesman said Democrats will refuse to accept any future offer unless it’s made publicly by President Trump.