Trump Makes Unexpected Press Briefing Appearance to Allow Law Enforcement to Make a Public Call for the Wall

President Donald Trump invited a few of his friends from law enforcement to make a call to Democrats to build the wall.

In an unexpected move, Trump made his first-ever appearance in a White House press briefing to allow Border Patrol agents a chance to speak publicly about their request for funding to go toward a border wall.

The U.S. government is nearing the two-week mark in the partial government shutdown that started after a dispute between the White House and Democratic leadership about funding the border wall.

Trump congratulated Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on her confirmation as speaker of the House, but he didn’t drop his continued call for border wall funding.

Watch Trump’s briefing below:

Trump gave a brief introduction and then handed it over to Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council. Judd quashed any “expert” who has said that a border wall is not an effective way to reduce illegal activity at the border.

Watch Judd’s comments below:

“I can personally tell you from the work that I have done on the southwest border that physical barriers, that walls, actually work. You hear a lot of talk that there are experts that say that walls don’t work. I promise you that if you interview Border Patrol agents, they will tell you that walls work.”

Judd explained that illegal immigration and drug smuggling dropped “exponentially” after a barrier was put up in his part of Arizona. He also mentioned several times that he appreciates Trump’s efforts to secure funding for a wall despite the shutdown impacting their paychecks.

“There’s also a lot of talk on this shutdown that federal employees do not agree with this shutdown,” Judd said. “I will tell you that’s not true.”

Art Del Cueto, the vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, echoed Judd’s sentiments.

“We are all affected by this shutdown,” Del Cueto said. “We have skin in the game. However, it comes down to border security. And we are extremely grateful to President Trump, and we fully support what he is doing to take care of our nation’s borders and to take care of the future of the United States.”

Del Cueto also took a jab at Democrats.

“It has nothing to do with political parties,” he said. “You all got to ask yourselves this question: If I come to your home, do you want me to knock on the front door, or do you want me to come through that window?”

It isn’t yet clear how long the shutdown will last. Trump has asked for $5 billion for a wall, but Democrats have only offered $1.3 billion for border security so far. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called it a “non-starter.”

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widestancerepublican
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Trump lackeys! Who gives a shit what they think.

Pat Warnock
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Common sense spoken by someone who has to face the border problem every day

MariaRose Randazzo
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I sincerely hope that the Anti-Trump brigade listens to the words spoken by these people. If they don’t I highly suggest that all illegals get shipped to all residences of the opposing the wall group–Pelosi, Schumer the newly elected Congress representatives. They rather give money away to foreign places than take care of the citizens of our country. I wish there was a way to cut their pay for every day they do this.

ron
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Ok Nancy and Chucky how many Americans have to die or be attached before you will say yes to a wall. Or maybe does it have to be someone you love that becomes a victim for you to act. Please let US know

deb
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It’s simple, vote out the Democrats, enact good policy for several Years & see what happens without obstruction.
If it doesn’t work, go back to Democrats ruining everything again.

LastTaxPayer
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A WALL at any CO$T is much less expensive in the long run than paying Lifetime Benefits to 20,000,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS……..disregarding the CO$T of crime, prisons, healthcare, education, etc for this fast breeding INVASION …. AND, the wall will put a LOT of people to work.

Michael
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Notice the generic statement that “walls work,” which is something no one disagrees with if they are placed strategically. There might be an expert out there who has said it would be a necessary or even good use of money to build a wall along the entire southern border, but I haven’t heard it.

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