Taxpayers Will Pay for Wall, White House Aide Acknowledges

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The two Democratic politicians slammed Trump's alleged obsession with the "ineffective, unnecessary" wall he seeks to build along the US-Mexican border, likening his actions related to the government shutdown to a "temper tantrum".

The rather brief speech delivered by Pelosi and Schumer accused President Trump of causing the government shutdown by way of a "temper tantrum" and contradicted statements both have made in the past regarding border security.

And it seems that this development did not escape the watchful eye of political commentator Ben Shapiro as well.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a rebuke on Tuesday night to President Donald Trump's Oval Office speech about the government shutdown and his desire to build a wall. "This is why we've increased Customs and Border Protection because this is how you stop the entry of this stuff, not by building walls in places where goats don't even climb and people don't travel". Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are going without pay, and government disruptions are hitting home with everyday Americans.

Trump will visit the Capitol on Wednesday to meet with Senate Republicans, and has invited Democratic and Republican congressional leaders to return to the White House to meet with him later that day.

U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, of the 5th district, rejected Trump's labeling of illegal immigration as a "national crisis".

"I want us to first reopen the government", the 3rd district congresswoman said.

Trump, in a speech focused on what he described as a "growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border", appeared to reference parents such as Mazin and Golvach.

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After meeting with Democrats over the weekend, the White House issued a series of budget demands, including a new request for $800,000 for humanitarian needs. "When Democrats talk about border security, we want to have solutions to the problems we actually have".

"They're all going to get their money and I think they're going to be happy", he said.

"The president could end the Trump shutdown and re-open the government today, and he should", Pelosi said.

Some of those from the caravans who are still hoping to get into the U.S. watched Trump's address Tuesday on television sets inside shelters in Tijuana, just on the other side of the U.S. -Mexico border.
Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham has suggested a compromise that would include wall funding as well as protecting some immigrants from deportation.

Speaking from the Rose Garden last week, President Donald Trump claimed that eventual economic benefits from a trade deal with Mexico and Canada meant he was keeping his campaign promise.

"I prefer that we get this resolved the old-fashioned way", Thune said.

"They don't come in through checkpoints, they come through areas where you have hundreds of miles without walls and without barrier or without strong fences", Mr. Trump said at the Capitol. Some say Trump's hardline policies are slowing processing for migrants, creating an overwhelming bottleneck at the border.

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