President Donald Trump early Thursday argued on Twitter for his call for wall construction at the nation's southern border, calling on lawmakers to quit "playing political games."
"Large sections of WALL have already been built with much more either under construction or ready to go," Trump tweeted.
"Renovation of existing WALLS is also a very big part of the plan to finally, after many decades, properly Secure Our Border. The Wall is getting done one way or the other! Lets just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games! A WALL is a WALL!
The tweets come after House Democrats Wednesday presented a border plan that did not provide any money for the border wall, arguing that the money would be spent better in other security measures.
Trump further on Thursday pointed out that Mexico's murder rates are on the rise, following reports earlier this month that cases climbed by 33 percent in 2018.
"This is a big contributor to the Humanitarian Crises taking place on our Southern Border and then spreading throughout our Country," he tweeted. "Worse even than Afghanistan. Much caused by DRUGS. Wall is being built!...why wouldn’t any sane person want to build a Wall! Construction has started and will not stop until it is finished."
He continued tweeting later, saying:
"Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee are wasting their time. Democrats, despite all of the evidence, proof and Caravans coming, are not going to give money to build the DESPERATELY needed WALL. I’ve got you covered. Wall is already being built, I don’t expect much help!"
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