Rep. Hoyer: Dems Could Sue If Trump Declares Nat'l Emergency on Border

Fox News Anchor Says Trump's Claims on Immigrants and Drugs Are Wrong in On-air Fact Check

Fox News Anchor Says Trump's Claims on Immigrants and Drugs Are Wrong in On-air Fact Check

But Trump opposes it, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - who had publicly cautioned the president against a shutdown strategy - says he won't take up any measure that Trump won't sign.

Democratic leaders accused him of holding the American people hostage.

The debate over funding for the barrier has been at the center of a partial federal government shutdown.

Pelosi of California said Trump is rejecting House-passed legislation reopening shuttered government agencies to fulfill his campaign promise to build a wall.

He asserts that the government remains shut down because Democrats won't fund border security.

CNN's Don Lemon invoked the stereotype of a shady used vehicle dealer as he once again accused President Donald Trump of manufacturing an immigration crisis on the U.S. -Mexico border. Vice President Mike Pence met privately with House Republicans, urging them to "stand strong" and insisting the White House wants to negotiate, according to people familiar with the conversation.

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 crime.

In a news briefing, Hoyer said Democratic leadership hasn't yet discussed a lawsuit if Trump delivers on the national crisis declaration he's considering - but said it's a possibility. He is doing that, she said, "over his obsession with forcing American taxpayers to waste billions of dollars on an expensive and ineffective wall - a wall he always promised Mexico would pay for". Less than a week after Democrats seized control of the House, Pelosi and Schumer stood side-by-side at a lectern in a joint appearance that appeared created to emphasize their party's unity.

Alan Jacobs says when it comes to Donald Trump people for and against his Presidency probably already had their minds up before he made his address.

"I'm not for it at all", said one man.

"It helps the border agents do their jobs better", said another man.

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