Trump Claims “Many Democrats” Are Calling Him To Say That They Agree With Government Shutdown [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports:

President Trump on Monday said “a lot” of Democratic lawmakers are “calling and they are breaking” with their party over the government shutdown. He did not name names, however.

“We have a very big crisis, a humanitarian crisis on the border. Everybody knows it. They know it and many of them are saying, ‘We agree with you.’ Many of them are calling and many of them are breaking.”

Trump backed off his previous threats to declare a national emergency at the southern border if he cannot cut a deal with congressional Democratic leaders. “I’m not looking to call a national emergency,” he said.