At a rally in Phoenix, President Trump threatens a government shutdown if Democrats in Congress try to prevent the building of a wall along the Southern border of the country. Following is a transcript of the video.
We are cracking down on the sanctuary cities that shield criminal aliens, finally. And we are building a wall on the Southern border which is absolutely necessary.
(CROWD: Build that wall!)
Build that wall. Now, the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me, if we have to close down our government we’re building that wall. Let me be very clear to Democrats in Congress who oppose a border wall and stand in the way of border security. You are putting all of America’s safety at risk. You’re doing that, you’re doing that.
And that wall is also going to help us, very importantly, with the drug problem and the massive amounts of drugs that are pouring across the Southern border. My administration will never back down in demanding immigration control. The American people voted for immigration control, that’s one of the reasons I’m here. And that is what the American people deserve and they’re going to get it.
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