If within two weeks lawmakers can't reach a deal on border security that Trump would sign, there could be another government shutdown. Add Government Shutdown as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Government Shutdown news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "I don't think Democrats want border security".
While stopping short of saying he's made the decision, he suggested he might reveal more during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
By declaring a national emergency on the border, Trump would in theory be able to tap unrelated funding to use wall construction. "But you'll hear the State of the Union and you'll hear what happens right after the State of the Union, okay?"
US President Donald Trump campaign and affiliated committees raised over $21 million in the last three months of 2018, entering the 2020 presidential election cycle with a massive head start, the media reported.
A senior United States administration official said Trump will "present a path forward" on the wall impasse during the televised speech but declined to offer details.
His comments came a day after Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, told reporters, "There's not going to be any wall money" in legislation to fund border security for the rest of this year.
Late past year, Senate Democrats had appeared to be willing to allow $1.6 billion in border wall money but retreated from that after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wouldn't accept it.
In response, Drew Hammill, a Pelosi spokesman, said in a statement on Friday night that "President Trump's recklessness didn't make us safer, it undermined our security with 35 days of border patrol agents, DEA agents, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Homeland Security personnel missing paychecks".More news: Huawei Gets in on the Foldable Phone Teasing
On Thursday, the president called bipartisan congressional talks over border wall funding a "waste of time".
"Over the next 21 days, I expect that both Democrats and Republicans will operate in good faith".
Donald Trump claimed in an interview broadcast on Sunday to have "set the table beautifully" for the next stage of his confrontation with congressional Democrats which caused the longest government shutdown in USA history. "We're spending a lot of money that we have on hand, it's like in a business, but we have money on hand, and we're building - I will say we will have 115 miles of wall, maybe a little more than that, very shortly".
"We're going to have a strong border".
But if you don't have it - human trafficking, just as an example. They check these things.
But the president's statement misrepresents the reality that the majority of cross border human trafficking does in fact flow through legal points of entry.
On Jan. 31, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured almost 254 pounds of the deadly synthetic opioid from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona.
ABC's Quinn Owen contributed reporting.