President Donald Trump blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for declining to negotiate a solution to the partial government shutdown.
” While lots of Democrats in the House and Senate wish to make a deal, Speaker Pelosi will not let them negotiate,” Trump stated. “The celebration has actually been pirated by the open borders fringe within the celebration, the radical left becoming the radical Democrats.”
The president made his remarks throughout a speech at the Pentagon announcing his method for missile defense. But he also commented on the continuous partial government shutdown battle as it continues into its 27th day.
Trump pledged to continue battling for border security, including a physical barrier or a wall, despite Democrats declining to come to the negotiating table.
” Nothing else is going to work. Everyone knows it. Everybody is saying it now, it’s just a concern of time,” Trump said. “This should have been done several years back.”
Trump added that previous presidents need to have taken border security a priority, citing the ongoing criminal activity, drugs, and illegal immigrants crossing the border.
” Stop human hijacking. Stop drugs. Stop gangs. Stop crooks,” Trump said. “That’s what we’re going to do.”