As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters another day, President Donald Trump told U.S. troops in Iraq he will wait as long as it takes to get the $5 billion to fund the border wall.
In a game of chicken with Democrats and Congress, the president is promising he won’t be the first to balk, holding tight to his word and standing on campaign promises he made to build the wall between the U.S. and Mexico border.
During a surprise Christmas visit to Iraq, Trump spoke about the federal shutdown and put the blame on Democrats and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is set to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3. The president was asked on Wednesday how long he was willing to wait to get what he wants.
“Whatever it takes,” he responded, according to Reuters. “I mean, we’re gonna have a wall. We’re gonna have safety. We need safety for our country.”
“Nancy is calling the shots,” he added.
Pres Trump due back in DC in time for start of 6th day of the partial Government shutdown. House not in session. Senate convenes at 4pm. Pres Trump made it clear in Iraq: He’ll continue to do “whatever it takes” to get the border wall. He’s waiting for Dems to give in.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 27, 2018
The president has blamed Democrats for the partial government shutdown following their refusal to give in to demands for the full $5 billion in funding.
“The American public is demanding a wall,” he said while on the ground at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, Reuters reported.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived back in the United States early Thursday after the unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq and then a stop to refuel at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.
Just returned from visiting our troops in Iraq and Germany. One thing is certain, we have incredible people representing our Country – people that know how to win!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2018
The trip, Trump’s first visit to a combat zone as commander in chief, left the liberal media with egg on their faces after circulating criticism that the 45th president had never visited troops during Christmas time.
The president’s remarks at Al Asad Air Base can be seen and heard in the White House video below:
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