UPDATED 2:30 PM PT – Thur. January 3, 2019
President Trump highlights the need for more border security as the new Congress takes over.
During a surprise press briefing Thursday, the president said he wants to get a lot done with bipartisan support now that Democrats control the House.
He also introduced a number of border security and immigration officials that he had just met.
The border officials said they support his calls for a physical barrier, as well as the government shutdown in order to get proper funding.
President Trump also doubled down on previous comments, saying without a border wall, you cannot have border security.
The president posted a video on Twitter, shortly after the 116th Congress convened on Capitol Hill.
The video shows the ongoing crisis happening at the southern border as thousands of Central American migrants demand entry into the U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2019
On Wednesday, the president suggested the government could remain closed for quite some time, since the Democrat proposal to reopen the government does not include border wall funding.