President Donald Trump has a message for Democrats in Congress: Get the wall built.
And get it started now.
With a budget deadline looming, Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government shutdown.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions went on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” Tuesday to support Trump’s wall plan.
“The American people have asked for it for 30 years,” Sessions said. “It’s time for Congress to listen.”
Trump approaches the symbolic 100-day mark for his administration this coming week juggling a renewed healthcare push and his demands that a must-pass government funding bill should include money for the wall.
In a tweet Monday, Trump said his proposed border wall would be “a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)!”
Over the weekend, he jabbed at Democrats, who vigorously oppose wall funding. “The Democrats don’t want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members,” the president tweeted Sunday.
He added: “Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall.”
The 100-day mark falls on Saturday, the same day government could shut down without a budget deal. Trump has announced a rally in Pennsylvania that day.
The Associated Press contributed to this article