Trump: If Dems Don't Cooperate, 'The Military Will Build the Remaining Sections of the Wall'

By Susan Jones | December 11, 2018 | 8:12am EST
President Donald Trump went to San Diego earlier this year to examine border wall prototypes. (Photo: Screen capture)

( - In five tweets on this Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump said he looks forward to today's meeting with Democrat leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. And he said if Democrats refuse to give him the $5 billion he wants to build his border wall, Trump said he'll have the military do it.

Here are his five tweets:

Despite the large Caravans that WERE forming and heading to our Country, people have not been able to get through our newly built Walls, makeshift Walls & Fences, or Border Patrol Officers & Military. They are now staying in Mexico or going back to their original countries.......

.....Ice, Border Patrol and our Military have done a FANTASTIC job of securing our Southern Border. A Great Wall would be, however, a far easier & less expensive solution. We have already built large new sections & fully renovated others, making them like new. The Democrats,.....

....however, for strictly political reasons and because they have been pulled so far left, do NOT want Border Security. They want Open Borders for anyone to come in. This brings large scale crime and disease. Our Southern Border is now Secure and will remain that way.......

.....I look forward to my meeting with Chuck Schumer & Nancy Pelosi. In 2006, Democrats voted for a Wall, and they were right to do so. Today, they no longer want Border Security. They will fight it at all cost, and Nancy must get votes for Speaker. But the Wall will get built...

....People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is!

Senate Minority Leader Schumer recently tweeted that Senate Democrats expect Trump to go along with them on climate change policies and infrastructure funding if he wants their support.

And House Minority Leader Pelosi last week firmly rejected Trump's $5-billion request for what she calls a "immoral, ineffective, expensive" border wall.

Failure to reach agreement on the remaining spending bills for Fiscal 2019 could lead to a partial government shutdown later this month. One of the unfinished bills is needed to fund the Homeland Security Department and Trump's long-promised wall.

Pelosi tweeted on Monday: "Our country cannot afford a #TrumpShutdown, especially at this time of economic uncertainty. This holiday season, @realDonaldTrump knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the votes to pass the House & Senate, and should not be an obstacle to a bipartisan agreement."

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