President Trump doubled down on his funding for a border wall Saturday morning just before meeting with congressional leaders at the White House. The meeting comes amid calls from the Democrats to end the two-week partial government shutdown while negotiations continue. Trump, however, won’t budge saying the budget must include the  $5.6 billion funding requested by the administration for the wall.

Trump tweeted early Saturday morning:“The Democrats could solve the Shutdown problem in a very short period of time.”

“All they have to do is approve REAL Border Security (including a Wall), something which everyone, other than drug dealers, human traffickers and criminals, want very badly! This would be so easy to do!” Trump added.

Trump made several interesting arguments on Twitter, noting that Democrats have budgeted billions of dollars in foreign aid but refuse to “properly” secure the border.

He kept his tweets rolling Saturday and took a couple of pot shots the “main stream media” coverage of the border crisis.


“Great support coming from all sides of Border Security (including wall) on our very dangerous Southern border. Teams negotiating this weekend! Washington Post and NBC reporting of events, including Fake sources, has been very inaccurate (to put it mildly)!”

Moreover, Trump stressed the success of U.S. Customs and Border Protection over the past year, along with other law enforcement agencies, which have stopped thousands of criminals from entering the United States.

“In 2018, 1.7 million pounds of narcotics seized, 17,000 adults arrested with criminal records, and 6000 gang members, including MS-13 apprehended. A big Human Trafficking problem.”

Vice President Mike Pence joined Trump with his own Twitter updates Saturday morning before arriving to the White House.

“Our aim will be to find a solution-not simply to end the gov’t shutdown- to provide funding to end the crisis at our southern border, achieve real border security & to build the wall!”