‘Build the wall or close the border’: Trump issues new ultimatum to Democrats

Saturday - 29/12/2018 02:00
© Reuters / Jonathan Ernst
© Reuters / Jonathan Ernst
Trump has refused to sign a broader funding package, insisting that the border wall issue take precedence.

“We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with,” Trump tweeted in the early hours of Friday morning.

Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!

At the current rate, the partial US government shutdown will likely continue into 2019 as Democrats dig in amid an impasse over funding for Trump's controversial border wall.

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Trump added that the US loses “over 75 billion dollars” per year in trade with Mexico under the NAFTA agreement. So egregious is the disparity on trade that Trump claimed he would view the border closure as a “profit making operation.”

He also bemoaned the loss of US car manufacturing jobs to Mexico and advocated returning to pre-NAFTA trade arrangements.

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