Trump calls for 'major Border Security package' to fund wall
President Trump is calling for a bipartisan effort to provide funding for security at the US-Mexico border.
“Republicans and Democrats MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding for the Wall,” Trump tweeted on Friday. “After 40 years of talk, it is finally time for action. Fix the Border, for once and for all, NOW!”
Just days ago, Trump announced that he is seeking at least $5 billion to fund the wall and indicated that he is prepared to shut down the government over the issue.
He told reporters: “If I were ever going to do a shutdown over border security — when you look at the caravan, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in — this would be a very good time to do a shutdown.”
At this time, neither Democrats nor Republicans appear willing to compromise, though Politico reports that Democrats may be willing to bend in exchange for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.