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Trump "got up and walked out" of the short meeting about his border wall and a government shutdown at the White House, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said.

President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall in a somber televised address last night in which he outlined the problems the nation now faces because of the lack of a proper barrier along our southern border.

"I think certainly I have expressed more than a few times the frustrations with a government shutdown and how useless it is", Capito said Tuesday.

US taxpayers will foot the bill for a border wall, White House strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp acknowledged in an interview on Wednesday.

There's growing concern about the toll the shutdown is taking on everyday Americans, including disruptions in payments to farmers and trouble for home buyers who are seeking government-backed mortgage loans - "serious stuff", according to Sen.

Schumer said Trump "just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration".

New U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan says she's willing to discuss providing funding for Trump's proposed wall, but says the shutdown needs to end first.

The evolution marks a contrast from the 2016 campaign, when Trump repeatedly pledged that Mexico would pay for the border wall - a claim Mexican officials categorically rebuffed.

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But he also has been a target of President Donald Trump , who previous year tweeted out a picture of Rosenstein behind bars. Rosenstein was seen by many as helping to protect Mueller from being fired and from other White House interference.

In his dire address, Trump ticked off a string of statistics and claims to make his case that there is a crisis at the border, but a number of his statements were misleading, such as saying the new trade deal with Mexico would pay for the wall, or suggesting through gruesome examples that immigrants are more likely to commit crimes. Republicans said Trump, who passed out candy at the start of the meeting, did not raise his voice and there was no table pounding. "We can protect the border using the technology that's available to us to wall off intrusions by using that technology", the South Carolina Democrat said on CNN.

"They're all going to get their money and I think they're going to be happy", he said. Sadly, much of what we have heard from President Trump throughout this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice. But I know that the president has the authority to do it in certain situations if it's declared essential to national security.

"I prefer that we get this resolved the old-fashioned way", Thune said.

Trump did not mention that idea Tuesday night.

With his use of a formal White House speech instead of his favored Twitter blasts, Trump is embracing the ceremonial trappings of his office as he tries to exit a political quagmire of his own making.

"They continue to want to argue", McCarthy said.

Trump and Democrats remain at an impasse over border wall funding, with Trump so far refusing to agree to a spending bill that does not include border wall funding and Democrats refusing to support legislation that does fund a border wall. Some say Trump's hardline policies are slowing processing for migrants, creating an overwhelming bottleneck at the border.


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