"She knows that you need a barrier", he said.
"With Caravans marching through Mexico and toward our Country, Republicans must be prepared to do whatever is necessary for STRONG Border Security".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly speaks with President Trump about the possible ramifications of declaring a national emergency at the southern border. As both sides dig in their heels, whether an agreement will be reached remains unclear. The conference committee is trying to agree to compromise legislation between Democrats, Republicans and the White House in order to avoid another government shutdown after February 15.
Trump, in an interview with CBS News, called Pelosi "very rigid" and said she was trying to "win a political point" by opposing his demands to fund the wall.
Trump last week approved a temporary funding bill that ended a 35-day government shutdown caused by a stand-off between Democrats and the White House over funding for the wall.
Pelosi has previously backed legislation to fight human trafficking and called it "an abhorrent crime".
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They are a time limit, a unilateral exit mechanism and alternative technological arrangements put to her by Tory backbenchers last week.
"We're going to have a strong border". You need a wall.
'I happen to think it's very bad politics because basically she wants open borders'.
"I think there's a good chance we'll have to do that", said of the emergency declaration.
He assailed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, leader of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, for continuing to oppose US taxpayer-funding of the wall.
"Together we can break decades of political stalemate, we can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions and unlock the extraordinary promise of America's future", Trump plans to say, according to the excerpt, which was read to reporters at a briefing on Friday. Because we have a much better issue. "A lot of people in the National Football League have been calling and thanking me", he said, referring to his part in efforts to reform the criminal justice system and grant clemency to a number of federal prisoners serving long sentences for drug crimes.
"Optimistic and unifying, but I think it can also be considered visionary", the official said of the speech.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi returns to her office from the Senate after US President Donald Trump announced a deal to end the partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington January 25, 2019.