Trump Puts Pressure on Dems to Fund Wall After Delaying His Own Christmas Plans Amid Shutdown

President Donald Trump delayed his travel plans for Christmas in hopes that Congress would avoid a government shutdown by passing a spending bill that included funding for his proposed border wall. After the lawmakers failed to strike a budget deal, the president put pressure on Democrats to secure our borders.

“It’s really up to the Democrats because we need their votes,” the president said in a video shared on Twitter. “There’s no way it can pass without their votes. We’re going to have a shutdown. There’s nothing we can do about that because we need the Democrats to gives us their votes.

“Call it a Democrat shutdown; call it whatever you want,” he continued. “But we need their help to get this approved. So, Democrats, we have a wonderful list of things that we need to keep our country safe. Let’s get out. Let’s work together. Let’s be bipartisan, and let’s get it done. The shutdown, hopefully, will not last long.”

Watch the president’s message below:

Trump’s call upon Democratic lawmakers comes after he canceled his trip to Florida on Friday night and sent first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, to get their Christmas celebrations started without him.

“Some of the many Bills that I am signing in the Oval Office right now,” he tweeted Friday as Congress weighed the spending bill. “Cancelled my trip on Air Force One to Florida while we wait to see if the Democrats will help us to protect America’s Southern Border!”

Chaos erupted in Washington, D.C., this week when the Senate passed a version of the spending bill that did not include wall funding. After Trump made it extremely clear he wouldn’t sign such legislation if it passed in both chambers, the House added $5 billion for wall funding to its bill and passed it.

The Senate, however, was unable to come to an agreement on funding the wall. On Saturday, the federal government partially shut down as a result.

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Patti Harrison
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The democrats really must hate this country so much that they are willing to bring in illegal criminals who then will go on to commit more crimes! I cannot believe that!!! Mr. President, Shut the Bloody Government down!!!!!

Charles Smith
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Drugs from Mexico have killed thousands of Americans from overdoses. This is a catastrophe to me…

Bonnie Raymond
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What Gauls me is that Democrats have wanted a wall at one time, Obama has deported illegals, nothing is said but the Democrats hate Trump so much that they would rather subvert our country to these illegals to get votes than care for protecting our country. Shame on them.

Mark Swatzki
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How many did Barry deport? Maybe 3 or 4

TOM
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According to numerous sources the number of illegal aliens deported by Obummer during his peak deportations in 2010 and 2011 is about twice the number deported under President Trump.

Mark Swatzki
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Sure he did. Wasn’t it catch and release. Aren’t illegals being caught that have been deported numerous times?

TOM
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As Sarah Sanders said earlier about this budget impasse the demoncraps need to decide if they love this country more than they hate President Trump. They demonstrate daily that they DO NOT love this country.

Margaret Cantore
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THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT FOR PUTTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST..WE NEED TO BE SAFE. IMMIGRATION IS A WONDERFUL THING IF DO IT LEGALLY..THANK YOU FOR STICKING TO YOUR PROMISE..

Sam Dorman
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I could see this being criticized as ridiculous in another year but given the massive caravan at the border, Trump seems justified in making this demand.

Charles Smith
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Border security is NEVER ridiculous.. People are dying from illicit drugs.

TOM
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And gang activities and just plain murder.

Sam Dorman
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He must have felt the pressure from his base.

Charles Smith
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I am part of this base, and I kicked hard…I know people who are dying from cartel drugs…

MariaRose Randazzo
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Since Schumer doesn’t care, he’s responsible for this postulation of holding back. He was mad at the public meeting with Pelosi and himself where they couldn’t come up with any direct answers. I would say more about his lack of consideration to people of the United States but I will not stoop to his letter. His office doesn’t answer the phone when you call it because they only speak to those who fill his pocket with money. I have remembered his standing views from previous years.

Charles Smith
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Hillary taught him well…

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