Trump threatens to shut Mexican border in demand for wall funding


Donald Trump has threatened to close down the border with Mexico over prohibited migration if Congress stops working to money his suggested wall.

“Either we build (surface) the Wall or we close the Border,” the United States president tweeted after almost a week of deadlock in Washington over the federal spending plan.

Confirming the risk to close the border was real, the White House said settlements with Congress had stalled.

The dispute has actually caused a partial US government shutdown.

Hundreds of thousands of federal staff members are either on unpaid leave or continue to work but do not know when they will be paid.

Both Congress chambers fulfilled for just a few minutes on Thursday however took no steps to end the closure. Your House and Senate will now meet again on Monday.

Later on in the week, a brand-new House will be sworn in, dominated by opposition Democrats who won the mid-term elections last month, however Mr Trump’s Republicans will keep the Senate with a slightly bigger bulk.

In October Mr Trump made a similar hazard to close the southern US border when demanding action from Latin American governments to stop migrants, in what has become called the caravan, trying to cross into the US illegally.

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