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Trump: House Dems Showing They Don't Care About Border

president donald trump points up to one of the border wall prototypes while meeting with officials in san diego
President Donald Trump meets with border officials to go over the border wall prototypes. (Evan Vucci/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:14 PM

President Donald Trump railed against a Democratic plan to end the 10-day partial government shutdown, arguing the proposal would not result in "real Border Security."

"The Democrats, much as I suspected, have allocated no money for a new Wall," Trump tweeted.

"So imaginative! The problem is, without a Wall there can be no real Border Security – and our Country must finally have a Strong and Secure Southern Border!"

In a followup message, Trump tweeted the plan is proof Democrats "do not care about Open Borders and all of the crime and drugs that Open Borders bring!"

Democrats, who take control of the House on Thursday, are planning to vote on a funding package without the $5 billion Trump wants for wall construction, setting up the first official showdown between the new majority and the White House.

The package, filed Monday, includes funding the Department of Security at current levels through Feb. 8 and allows $1.3 billion for border security. It also includes a bundled six measures to agencies that have been shuttered through Sept. 30, which ends the current fiscal years.

House Appropriations Committee Democrats say the two parts of the bill will be voted on separately on the House floor Thursday.

The shutdown began Dec. 22 after House Democrats did not approve the border wall money Trump demands, leaving a large segment of the government working without pay.

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Arguing the Democrats' latest proposal to end the 10-day partial government shutdown would not result in "real Border Security," President Donald Trump railed against it on Twitter.
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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 12:14 PM
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