"She knows that you need a barrier", he said. "She doesn't mind human trafficking or she wouldn't do this", Trump added.
"It's that alternative: It's national emergency", Trump said.
Trump said Pelosi is "costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars because what's happening is when you have a porous border, and when you have drugs pouring in, and when you have people dying all over the country because of people like Nancy Pelosi who don't want to give proper border security for political reasons, she's doing a awful disservice to our country. But we will be looking at a national emergency, because I don't think anything is going to happen", Trump said.
"I don't take anything off the table". "It's other things and you know there have been plenty national emergencies called". The conference committee is trying to agree to compromise legislation between Democrats, Republicans and the White House in order to avoid another government shutdown after February 15.More news: Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford marks milestone with victor
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But the president continues to make the case for his border barrier and said anyone who doesn't think so is 'just playing games.
In defending the wall, Trump recited his usual list of talking points, claiming drugs are "pouring in" and that there are "people dying all over the country because of people like Nancy Pelosi who don't want to give proper border security for political reasons".
Trump once again called a congressional conference committee debating border security a "waste of time" and said his administration was proceeding with the construction of 115 miles of wall on the border with Mexico using money "on hand". "And this really is an invasion of our country by human traffickers". "Once we secure that border, then we can move on to the many other problems we have that include housing 40,000 people and feeding them every night". And the only way you have a strong border is you need a physical barrier. "I don't want to say". "I did them a big favor in negotiating the USMCA, which is basically the replacement to NAFTA, which is one of the worst trade deals ever made", Trump said.
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.