Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money

President Trump threatens to close border with Mexico as standoff over wall continues

President Trump threatens to close border with Mexico as standoff over wall continues

The Republican president also reiterated threats to cut off all US aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, which he said were doing nothing to stop the flow of migrants toward the United States.

In one tweet Friday, Trump warned: "word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it".

He has also repeatedly threatened to cut off USA aid to countries he deems insufficient partners in combating illegal immigration, but has thus far failed to follow through with those threats.

Neither did Trump make any mention of the new free trade agreement, known as the USMCA, which he only recently signed with the two neighbouring countries to replace NAFTA and which he has repeatedly praised as a huge boost for American commerce.

President Donald Trump threatened Friday to close the USA border with Mexico, holding firm on his insistence that congressional Democrats get on board with funding a wall to help stave off illegal immigrants pouring into the country from the south.

The Senate held a pro-forma session Thursday.

Other Democrats brushed off the White House's attempt to cast blame.

But even that may be hard without a compromise because the Senate will remain in Republican hands and Trump's signature will be needed to turn any bill into law.

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Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told Fox News Channel: "Where is Chuck Schumer?"

"Nancy Pelosi can not be seen by her party as being weak on negotiating with Donald Trump".

Maryland Democrat Steny Hoyer, soon-to-be House Majority Leader, slammed the White House approach.

Mulvaney called on Democrats to come back to the negotiating table to see if a deal can be reached at a number between their $1.3 billion offer and Trump's $5 billion demand.

Democrats will not consider any offers that have not been publicly endorsed by Trump himself, he said.

A spokesman for US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Thursday that Republicans and Democrats were still very far apart in efforts to resolve the shutdown, which started on Saturday. Trump is sticking with his demand for money to build a wall along the southern border, and Democrats, who take control of the House on January 3, are refusing to give him what he wants. "I'm not going to tell you what it is", Mulvaney said.

Though Obama's tweet had nothing to do with Trump's wall, and 45 has even criticized Obama's brisk deportation rate when questioned about his administration's immigrant detention camps, the current United States president feels pressure to make right on controlling the narrative in regard to his major campaign promise - especially in anticipation of a second presidential run in 2020. That's what he wants to build.

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