White House dodges questions on border wall funding

President Trump has threatened a government shutdown if Congress doesn't fund the wall along the border with Mexico.
1:31 | 08/24/17

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Sir the president promised over and over again during the campaign that Mexico would hit the wall so why is he now. Threatening a government shutdown if congress before they. Presidents committed to making sure this gets done. We know that the wall and other security measures at the border where we've seen that take place. Over the last decade and we're committed to making sure the American people are protected and we're gonna continue to push forward and make sure that the war it's bill. Wasn't quite frankly I shot him. All over. Important again he said. Over over to talk about the campaign over and over into Mexican newspaper the wall we asked people. His speech crowds chanted back to Mexico's import and how is pushing. Threatened shutdown of the government once again the president's committed to making sure this happens and we're gonna push forward. This credit government shutdown of veterans here. This law. How is that not a concession from this White House that Mexico is an actually gonna pay this voluntary tax payers will. And again this systems and the president's committed to is committed to protecting American lives. And doing that for the border wall something that's important the priority and we're moving forward no. He's not saying that Mexico is going to pay for yes and so they're not either. Well on tough questions as president is going. Full court press are threatening action funny well. Does that mean you can't be any efforts to negotiate this do anything construction faster. Than any effort to him in.

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