President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the partial shutdown of the federal government was going to last until his demand for funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall is met.
Speaking after a video conference with U.S. troops posted abroad, Trump also reiterated his contention that the Federal Reserve was raising U.S. interest rates too fast.
At Christmas morning photo opp to call troops, Trump gives long defense of the wall and then veers, unprompted, into a discussion of firing Jim Comey.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) December 25, 2018
In Christmas call to troops overseas, Trump talks about the shutdown, making his case for a wall and saying the military has built effective walls. He cited the migrant caravans in his call for border security. Per pool report
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 25, 2018
President Trump says he’ll visit US-Mexico border in January and says he hopes there will be a completed or renovated wall by the 2020 election, while discussing the government shutdown after his Christmas call to troops overseas https://t.co/SYRJYnOWTQ pic.twitter.com/BYasTxPQC6
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 25, 2018