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Trump says he will shut down US-Mexico border if he doesn't get funding for wall

Posted: 8:54 AM, Dec 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-28 17:37:09Z

President Donald Trump said Friday if lawmakers do not fund the border wall, he will shut down the U.S.-Mexico border.

He called Democratic members of Congress "obstructionists." The President has requested $5 billion to pay for the wall.

President Trump continued to blame Democrats for the current government shutdown, which has lasted for a week and affects roughly 25 percent of the federal government. As he blasted them as obstructionists on Twitter, and he referenced the recent killing of a California police officer, allegedly by a suspect who is in the country illegally, as a reason to bolster his push for more border wall funds.