President Trump on Thursday morning warned the incoming majority of House Democrats that he will not sign any upcoming legislation unless he receives his $5 billion request for border security. On Wednesday evening, the Senate passed a short-term spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown without including funds for wall construction at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump tweeted that Democrats are “putting politics over country,” and that “what they are just beginning to realize is that I will not sign any of their legislation, including infrastructure, unless it has perfect Border Security. U.S.A. WINS!”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters Tuesday that a previous proposal to fund the government and “thread the needle” on border funding was sent to Senate Democratic leadership and rejected.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) December 18, 2018
Last week, the president met Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi and held a contentious on-camera dispute regarding wall funding. The president said that he would be proud to shut down the government over border security.