Trump Says Military to Build Border Wall If Congress Won’t Fund It

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has reportedly inked a deal to stay Speaker of the House when the Democrats take over the House of Representatives in January, but the agreement comes with a caveat: she'll have to abdicate her position as Democratic majority leader by 2022.

Pelosi showcased that function on Tuesday, when Trump turned a White House meeting with Pelosi and the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, into a nationally televised verbal donnybrook over the president's demands for congressional approval of $5bn for his proposed border wall with Mexico.

"And because Leader Pelosi and I simply didn't go along with him, President Trump threw a temper tantrum and promised to shut the government down unless he got what he wanted", Schumer said from the Senate floor.

Said Trump at the meeting, "I am proud to shut down the government for border security".

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered his first comment on a deadly attack at a Christmas market in France, using it as proof that increased security is required on his country's border with Mexico.

The fight kicked off when Ms Pelosi told Mr Trump that Americans did not want to see a "Trump shutdown", touching a nerve.

Pelosi and Schumer have urged Trump to support a measure that includes a half-dozen government funding bills largely agreed upon by lawmakers, along with a separate measure that funds the Department of Homeland Security at current levels through September 30.

"Another very bad terror attack in France".

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The meeting did not last long after reporters were ushered out of the Oval Office.

Trump also campaign repeatedly against the two leaders in the run-up to the November elections, when Democrats picked up 40 seats.

Later, Pelosi said Trump talked so much about the border wall, "it's like a manhood thing for him".

Schumer says if Trump doesn't change course, "He will get no wall and he will get a shutdown". He said he would shut down the government if "we don't get what we want". "Leader Pelosi has signaled her commitment to transfer her knowledge and experience to the next generation of leaders so that they may effectively lead the Party into a new era".

The proposal to implement a new rule that would impose term limits was tentatively agreed upon Wednesday by seven members of the Democratic caucus who had said they would oppose her, but lawmakers were waiting on Pelosi's office to officially announce her support for it. "We have to have an evidence-based conversation about what does work and what money has been spent and how effective it is", Pelosi said. Several aides said they believed restlessness by younger members to move up in leadership would make that hard for her to achieve.

Trump later said he wasn't averse to "owning" a possible shutdown.

"If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall".

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