Transcript for Trump threatens to 'close Southern Border' if Dems don't fund border wall
President trop with its biggest threat yet in the fight for money to build a southern border wall. Tweeting this morning we will be forced to close the southern border entirely. If the obstructionist Democrats and I give us the money to finish the wall. And also changed the ridiculous immigration laws that are countries not aware that's the only way we can get the democrats' attention incoming acting White House chief of staff make small baby says negotiations are at a standstill. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer previously all for one point three billion dollars for border security including dancing. The White House countered reportedly with two point one billion backing off the president's five billion dollar demand for wall construction. We made an offer last Saturday night they told us to that they get back is by the end of the week they got that back to us last night and said relief. That's it no more discussion so the discussions have broken down. Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi say they offered the president three options to reopen the government. But not fund the president's quote immoral any effective inexpensive wall. Bluesy who's expected to be the next speaker promising Democrats like swiftly to in the trump shut down. When they take control next week. This welcomes data mrs. mrs. Pelosi speakership and if she cuts a deal with the president. Of any sort before her election on January 3. She's at risk of losing her speakership so we're in this for the long haul furloughed federal employees were paid today but the next pay cycle in two weeks could be impacted. But today it's supposed to be paid a for the US Coast Guard. But because the military branches under Homeland Security 42000 Coast Guard members will likely not receive paychecks. Kenneth voting ABC news Washington.
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