Trump steps up attacks on Pelosi for opposing border wall funds
- Author: Jon Douglas Feb 04, 2019,
Feb 04, 2019, 0:41
"She is doing a awful disservice to our country", the USA president said.
The president also will discuss his national security and foreign policy initiatives, including his "determination to bring an end to US foreign wars", the official said.
"There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation, " she bluntly added, before backpedaling somewhat with the vague admission that "some new infrastructure" and more "ports of entry" in "certain localities" are still up for negotiation.
Trump has repeatedly threatened to declare a national emergency on the border, which he says would allow him to transfer money from elsewhere in the government to build his promised border wall without congressional approval. Polls suggest that such a move would be "wildly unpopular", and might even encourage congressional Republicans to come to a deal without him.
Trump told CBS News" "Face the Nation' programme that the ongoing negotiations with the opposition Democrats over border security are a waste of time.
Trump's speech had been scheduled for January 29, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called it off because the shutdown was underway, leading to an angry response from the president, who denied her and several other Democrats access to a military plane to visit USA troops in Afghanistan.
"I've actually always gotten along with her, but now I don't think I will any more". "Human trafficking. And we're going to have a strong border. So they come into areas where you don't have the barriers", Trump said. You need a wall.
Pelosi, by her stand against the wall, is costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars, Trump said.
After capitulating to Democratic leaders last week by agreeing to a three-week resolution to end a monthlong shutdown, President Donald Trump reminded reporters on Thursday that the fight was far from over. A national emergency declaration, he claimed, "does help the process".
In another, he added: Let's just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games!
"I think some of their goals are aligned but the methods to get there might be different", said Sen.
Asked if Trump would acknowledge the shutdown in his speech, the administration official said the president will "definitely talk about immigration and about where we are in that debate and present a path forward".