President Donald Trump indicated his 2016 win, crediting it in part to a platform of strong borders as he fought Saturday for $5 billion in border barrier and security funding.

” I won an election, said to be among the greatest of all time, based on getting out of unlimited & pricey foreign wars & likewise based upon Strong Borders which will keep our Nation safe,” wrote President Trump. “We defend the borders of other countries, however we won’t defend the borders of our own!”

I won an election, stated to be one of the best of all time, based upon leaving endless & costly foreign wars & likewise based on Strong Borders which will keep our Country safe. We defend the borders of other countries, however we will not defend the borders of our own!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2018

Trump stayed in Washington, DC, Saturday as he satisfied with legislators and worked to end a federal government shutdown that began Friday after midnight. The president had been adamant that a funding expense consist of money for border security to the tune of $5 billion.

A group consulted with the president at the White Home Saturday about border security issues.

Will be having lunch in White Home home with large group worrying Border Security.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2018

” We are working out with the Democrats on desperately needed Border Security (Gangs, Drugs, Human Trafficking & more) however it might be a long stay,” the president stated in a morning message about the battle to fund border security.

Congress stopped working to pass a funding bill through both the House and Senate that included the $5 billion in border security financing to construct border barriers. The House passed a version, however the Senate did not.

Simply hours prior to the partial shutdown the president released a message about the importance of funding physical barriers and border security:

OUR TERRIFIC COUNTRY MUST HAVE BORDER SECURITY! pic.twitter.com/ZGcYygMf3a

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2018

” We desire individuals to come in through a legal procedure,” Trump clarified as he highlighted the importance of avoiding illegal migration. “It’s extremely harmful out there, drugs are gathering, human trafficking, a lot of different issues consisting of gangs like MS-13,” he declared. “The only thing that is going to stop that is terrific border security … we need a terrific barrier and if we do not have it, it’s never ever going to work.”

Michelle Moons is a White House Correspondent for Breitbart News– follow on Twitter@MichelleDianaandFacebook

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