How Republicans are responding to Trump's government shutdown threat

Speaking to a crowd of supporters at a rally Tuesday night in Phoenix, President Trump threatened a government shutdown over the wall along the Mexican border.
2:59 | 08/24/17

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We are building a wall. On the southern border which is absolutely tests. Now that while the now the obstructionist Democrats would like this not to do it can't believe me we have been closed down on government when building now wall. I don't think government shutdowns necessary I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown come ourselves included. And the amount congress in the house are done its work on this issue there. Are very legitimate problems and concerns and a border that need to be addressed. The house already has passed funding for border security including. Building on physical barriers like a ball in the places that are necessary actually toured. The Rio Grande Valley in the spring. And and members of the Border Patrol took me out there to show that they actually needed physical barriers. To be able to stop product cartels bringing drugs cross the border in and human trafficking. So this is a need that need to be addressed so I don't think without any attention and having shut down apparently is entering to do so. While we work on doing what we actually said we would do what we've done orient house we need to do which is to control our borders I don't think yet didn't choose between into. We've got to get to our preparation process would have any more time to do it and we're gonna keep focusing on making sure that we actually getting physical barriers in the border that we think are necessary. Sir the president promised over and over again during the campaign to Mexico would pay for the wall so why is he now. Threatening a government shutdown if congress won't pay for the president's committed to making sure this gets done. We know that the wall and other security measures at the portal currently scene plays over the last decade committed to making sure the American people are protected. And continue to push forward and make its why Steve life threatening to shut down. All over pay important. Again says. Over already talked about the campaign over and over again he's in Mexico is gonna pay from all we ask people. His speech crowds chanted back into Mexico's gonna pay for now is pushing. Threatening a shot down and of the government. Not once again the president's committed to making sure this happens and we're gonna push bored silly affair. Discredited government shutdown of the congressman's here. At home. How is that not a concession from this White House that Mexico isn't actually and it came as well there taxpayers will. And again in this system than the president's committed he's committed to protecting American lives. And doing for the border wall something that's important is a priority and we're moving forward no. He's not saying that Mexico is going to pay for ES and they're not either blue.

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