Donald Trump reiterates demand for wall, attacks media   

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 19, 2019, 09:29 PM(IST)

US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Trump's launched the latest tweetstorm even came as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of putting US troops and civilians working in Afghanistan in danger by publicising a planned Congressional trip.

Hours before major announcement on border wall, United States President Donald Trump reiterated his demands on border wall.

In the latest salvo of tweets, trump emphasised on building a border wall to prevent migrants from approaching US border.

Trump's launched the latest tweetstorm even came as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of putting US troops and civilians working in Afghanistan in danger by publicising a planned Congressional trip.

The shutdown -- the longest in US history -- has paralyzed Washington and resulted in 800-thousand federal employees continuing to work  -- or sit at home -- without pay.

Ahead of the announcement,  Trump also released a video message on Twitter in which he called border security a humanitarian and national crisis. 

The United States will be a very very sad and foolish lot if they do not  secure the border, Trump said. 

Trump also launched a scathing attack on US media and targeted Buzzfeed News which reported on Thursday evening that Trump had personally directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a real estate project in Moscow. 

The report cited two federal law enforcement sources and said the special counsel’s office had learned of Trump’s alleged directive from multiple witnesses, Trump Organization emails, text messages and other documents.

''Many people are saying that the Mainstream Media will have a very hard time restoring credibility because of the way they have treated me over the past 3 years (including the election lead-up), as highlighted by the disgraceful Buzzfeed story & the even more disgraceful coverage!'' Trump tweeted.

''The Economy is one of the best in our history, with unemployment at a 50 year low, and the Stock Market ready to again break a record (set by us many times) - & all you heard yesterday, based on a phony story, was Impeachment. You want to see a Stock Market Crash, Impeach Trump!'' he said in another tweet. 

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