Mexico wall will be 'beautiful' and 'artistically designed', tweets Trump

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Dec 19, 2018, 10:55 AM(IST)

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Earlier this week, Trump threatened a partial government shutdown after Democrats did not agree to more than $1.3 billion in border security.

As the government shutdown threat looms, the United States President Donald Trump made another bid of persuasion on Twitter on Wednesday for his "big wall" as he argued that the wall on southern US-Mexico border will be a "beautiful", cost-effective structure which will be an "artistically designed steel slats".

"The Democrats, are saying loud and clear that they do not want to build a Concrete Wall - but we are not building a Concrete Wall, we are building artistically designed steel slats so that you can easily see through it" Trump's tweet read.

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He then continued in another tweet with an admiration tone that "it will be beautiful".

"It will be beautiful and, at the same time, give our Country the security that our citizens deserve. It will go up fast and save us BILLIONS of dollars a month once completed!" Trump said on Twitter.'

Trump is demanding $5 billion as a down payment on construction of a huge wall along the US-Mexico border that he argues is the only way to keep illegal immigrants and drugs from crossing into the United States. Democrats and some Republicans argue there are less costly, more effective border controls.

Earlier this week, Trump threatened a partial government shutdown after Democrats did not agree to more than $1.3 billion in border security. He gave lawmakers five days to reach a deal by Friday or there will be a partial shutdown.

In 2016, during the presidential campaign, Trump had promised voters of big "concrete" wall. However lately he has been saying that the wall would be transparent. The structure, opposed by Democrats on the basis of policy and principles, Trump's demand has been a cornerstone of the president's efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.


 

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