Democrats bill to end shutdown without wall funding will give nothing to border security: Trump

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jan 01, 2019, 12:46 PM(IST)

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In a series of tweets, the US president stated that there can be no other option for US border security except for the southern border wall.

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the House of Representatives Democrats for deciding not to fund the border wall in the legislation this week that intends to end a partial US government shutdown.

In a series of tweets, the US president stated that there can be no other option for US border security except for the southern border wall. 

"You see, without the Wall there can be no Border Security," Trump tweeted.

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"Please explain to the Democrats that there can NEVER be a replacement for a good old-fashioned WALL!" read another tweet.  

"The Democrats will probably submit a Bill, being cute as always, which gives everything away but gives NOTHING to Border Security, namely the Wall," Trump tweeted out on January 1.

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House of Representatives Democrats will introduce legislation this week intended to end a partial US government shutdown and fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 8, including $1.3 billion for border security but not the $5 billion President Donald Trump has demanded for a border wall, a senior Democratic aide said on Monday.

Democrats, set this week to take control of the House from Trump's fellow Republicans, they will also offer legislation to provide year-long funding for other agencies and departments that have been closed by a partial government shutdown that began on December 22, news agency Reuters reported. 

Democrats have said they intend to vote on legislation to reopen the government on Thursday when the new Congress convenes.

(With inputs from Reuters

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