President Trump is intent on following through with his campaign promise to build a Wall along the US-Mexico border, even if that means extending the partial government shutdown until Dems agree to $5-B in funding, Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC)
“I can tell you that if they believe that this president is going to yield on this particular issue, they’re misreading him, they’re misreading the American people, because he’s intent on making sure that – not only follows through with this commitment to the American people – but that he makes sure that our borders are secure,” Mr. Meadows said, he is the Chairman of the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus.
Mr. Meadows is 1 of President Trump’s closest allies, saying that President Trump is “very firm” in his resolve to hold out for funding and was “encouraging me and others to enter into discussions with Democrats.”
Tuesday, President Trump said he is prepared to do whatever it takes to get funding for The Wall.
“I can’t tell you when the government is going to be open,” President Trump said in the Oval Office after a Christmas call with US troops. “I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they would like to call it.”