Even though Democratic leaders agreed to include $1.6 billion for border security, Trump demand was three times higher: $5 billion.
Pelosi described the meeting as “wild” to her colleagues, according to some sources. Trump has been very obstinate in hope to elevate the budget for border security and threatened to shut down the government after this important lost battle.
“I am proud to shut down the government for border security. I will be the one to shut it down, I’m not going to blame you for it.”
President Donald Trump will now have to think if $1.6 million for border fencing are enough or go to the next level and meet the threats.