"I can not tell you when the government is open I can tell you it's not open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they want to call it," Trump told the Oval Office afterwards. a Christmas call to US troops.
Negotiations between the Democratic Congressmen and the Trump administration on the President's requirements for a border wall have not yet concluded an agreement, and the closure will continue until at least Thursday, when the Return Senate in Washington. Both sides seem to be amazed at their conflicts and the possible part of the government may remain closed until the new Congress sits in the first week of January, when the Democrats control the House.
Trump reiterated a claim made one day earlier ̵1; no explanation – that he recently approved the 115 mile limit of the border barrier. The White House did not provide any further details about the claim, which Trump first made on Twitter on Christmas Eve.
He said he was going to the new stretch of wall in January.
"It will be built, hopefully fast," he said. "I'm going there by the end of January for the start of construction. It's a big stretch."
"We almost have a groundbreaking, it's like a big section," he said. "Perhaps this is the biggest section we get out of."
Trump previously visited prototype walls near the border.
Trump also claims that there is no evidence that federal employees are employed free of charge and understands his need for a border wall – and supports him in his mission.
"I think they understand what's going on," he says. "They want border security. People in this country want border security."
"This is not a question to me," he continued. "Instead I did not shutdowns, I was in the White House, I loved the White House, but I was not with my family, I thought that my family was wrong for me, my family was in Florida, Palm Beach, and I just do not want to go down and there when someone hurts. "
Trump probably referred to her adult children; her husband, Melania Trump, returns to the White House on Monday to spend the holiday with her husband.
Trump said that many federal workers told him to hold for wall funding, although the President did not give the names or positions of the workers
"But many of those workers are told me and talked, stay until you get the money for the wall federal workers want the wall. The only thing that does not want the walls is the Democrats, because they do not think open boundaries, but open borders mean a huge amount of crime, "he said.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.