File photo of  United States President Donald Trump
File photo of United States President Donald Trump

US President blames Democrats for opposing border wall with Mexico

ANI | Updated: Dec 28, 2018 04:53 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec 24 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump once again blamed the Democrats in the House for obstructing the building of a border wall with Mexico, a project that he called 'desperately needed', amid the partial shutdown of the government which may continue till 2019.
The US President personally took to twitter saying, "The Democrats OBSTRUCTION of the desperately needed Wall, where they almost all recently agreed it should be built, is exceeded only by their OBSTRUCTION of 350 great people wanting & expecting to come into Government after being delayed for more than two years, a U.S. record!"
"'Border Patrol Agents want the Wall.' Democrat's say they don't want the Wall (even though they know it is really needed), and they don't want ICE. They don't have much to campaign on, do they? An Open Southern Border and the large scale crime that comes with such stupidity!," the US President added.
The previous week, Trump stated that he is prepared for a long government shutdown over funding for his proposed border wall. The shutdown was triggered by a lack of consensus between lawmakers and the US President on the funding for the wall which was one of Trump's electoral promises.
Placing the blame on the Democrats, Trump, earlier this week, had also threatened a shutdown tweeting, "Shutdown today if Democrats do not vote for Border Security!"
The Hill reported that the Republicans in the House had passed a funding bill that would add more than USD five billion for the border.
Meanwhile, the Democrats in the House have vowed not to support a bill that includes funding for Trump's border wall, increasing the likelihood of a partial government shutdown at midnight.
Trump's accusation on Democrats comes after he organised a televised Oval Office meeting Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) saying that he would own any shutdown over border security.(ANI)