President Trump threatens to close U.S. border if Democrats don’t fund border wall


President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive on the South Lawn of the White House after making a surprise visit to troops in Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to close the U.S. border with Mexico if Democrats don’t agree to fund the construction of a border wall.

Trump fired off a series of tweets Friday morning, saying: “We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!”

He also said he would consider building a wall or closing the Southern Border a “profit-making operation.”

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