President Trump blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for “playing games” as the Congresswoman announced she would not approve of any money going to fund the border wall.
The President told reporters in the Oval Office yesterday that the committee tasked with reaching a compromise on the spending bill would be wasting their time if they don’t fund the border wall.
“If you go to Tijuana and you take down that wall, you will have so many people coming into our country that Nancy Pelosi will be begging for a wall,” he said. “…On February 15 the committee will come back and if they don’t have a wall I don’t even want to waste my time reading what they have…If you don’t have a wall, they’re all just wasting their time. It’s just politics.”
Pelosi reiterated to reporters that there wouldn’t be any wall money in the Democrats’ plan.
“There’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation,” she said. “However, if they have some suggestions about certain localities where technology, some infrastructures I said about these ports of entry….that’s part of the negotiation.”
Democrats announced some of the details of their border security plan which would total around $22 billion for customs, border patrol and immigration agents. The legislation would also “increase spending for scanners at ports of entry, humanitarian aid for apprehended migrants, and new aircraft to police the U.S.-Mexico border. It would freeze the number of border patrol agents and block any wall construction in wildlife refuges along the border.”