"For those that naively ask why didn't the Republicans get approval to build the Wall over the previous year, it is because IN THE SENATE WE NEED 10 DEMOCRAT VOTES, and they will gives us "NONE" for Border Security!"
Congressional Democrats have rejected that figure and in recent weeks have refused to publicly endorse a figure above $US1.3 billion, which continues existing funding levels and includes money for new border fencing and levee walls, but not the concrete wall Trump once demanded before he started more recently talking about "steel slats".
Trump has consistently painted the asylum seekers and economic migrants in outlandish terms, raising the specter of rapists, gang members and people with infectious diseases roaming freely across the border.
The Republican leader's warning came as a partial federal government shutdown was set to drag on into next week, with legislators in Washington failing to reach a compromise over Trump's insistence on funding the border barrier.
"It is a silly semantic argument because people who just want to say "wall, wall, wall" want it to be a four-letter word and not respect what Customs and Border Patrol tell us they need", Conway said on "Fox News Sunday".
"Either we build (finish) the Wall or we close the Border", Trump - who has adopted the 2020 re-election mantra "promises made, promises kept" - posted as recently as Friday.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reacted cautiously to Trump's threat to close the border, calling it an "internal affair of the USA government". "They said they could pass with the children", Lucas told the Associated Press.
Some federal workers began to feel the pain of the partial USA government shutdown on Friday.
Opponents - especially in the Democratic party but also some in Trump's Republican party - say that a physical wall is impractical and that the idea is being used as a political tool to whip up xenophobia in Trump's right-wing voter base.
Since arriving back at the White House early Thursday from a surprise trip to Iraq, Trump has had no public events, and aides offered few details about his schedule, other than saying the president was working and making phone calls.
In a burst of early morning tweets the president said the alternative to funding his hugely controversial wall project would be total separation from Mexico - including making United States vehicle companies pull out their factories based on the other side of the frontier.
In fact, Pelosi has all but locked up the support she needs to win the speaker's gavel after the new Congress convenes on Thursday, and there has been no sign that she and Schumer are in conflict.
On Wednesday, she finally confirmed that they'd tied the knot and uploaded the glorious wedding images we were all waiting for. Cyrus and Hemsworth's private wedding comes after a rocky, on-again , off-again relationship between the Last Song costars.
Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 4.84-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 3.80-to-1 ratio favoured advancers. The Nasdaq was up 4 percent and on track to wipe out Monday's losses. the S&P posted a 2.9 percent pop in afternoon trading.
Three days later, her boss at Doss Aviation received a text from her cellphone saying she wouldn't be at work the next week. Earlier in the investigation, police said Berreth's cellphone had pinged a tower in Idaho, roughly 600 miles away.
The former " Suits " star could be seen placing a protective hand on Kate's back as the pair made their way inside the gates. Last year, she became the first non-married partner to be invited to Christmas lunch at Sandringham with the Queen.
Santa does not want to rush the important job of delivering presents to children and spreading Christmas joy around the world. There's also a selection of "Santa Cam" videos , which document such things as his initial spotting at the North Pole.
Photos surfaced on social media allegedly showing the attack site with the crumpled wreckage of the bus. Egypt's interior ministry said the two fatalities and most of the injured were Vietnamese nationals.
The 5-1 win at the Cardiff City Stadium was the first time United have scored five in a Premier League match since Sir Alex Ferguson's last game in charge more than five years ago. "I don't think he (Solskjaer) has stopped smiling", Young said.
China has been accused of a global hacking campaign, targeting Australian and other western companies to steal their secrets. Of course, the two indicted Chinese nationals live in China, so there isn't much chance that they will be tried in the U.S.
The scattered power outage has also interrupted traffic at LaGuardia Airport , with only certain flights allowed to depart. Some began looking for a scientific explanation as to why a power plant failure would produce blue light specifically.
Some analysts say the US troop withdrawal could also have a silver lining and could send a useful message to all sides. President Donald Trump considers the war in Afghanistan a lost cause and has long pushed to pull the troops out.
China allows first-ever US rice imports ahead of trade talks
The two sides have been participating in phone meetings and will continue to do so in an "intensive" manner, according to Reuters. Beijing recently announced a third round of tariff cuts, lowering the duties on more than 700 goods starting January first.
Major Storm Whipping Up Blizzard Conditions
In a special weather statement, Environment Canada said "a significant winter storm is expected Thursday night into Friday night". As of right now, it looks like we'll start off the new year with some of the coldest temperatures of the winter season thus far.
Trump digs in on the wall and the shutdown
Workers are not paid in full while on leave, though are customarily compensated with backdated pay once the shutdown is over. State highway workers were sent to the area Monday to erect "no parking" signs along US 70 outside the monument.
Dems would OK money for border security, no wall
It looks like Christmas will be over and done with before the federal government will have a chance to get fully back to business. Asked whether he's willing to increase the price tag as long as the money is not spent on a wall, Durbin responded: "Absolutely".
Mourinho leaves Manchester United
Solskjaer will now take the helm until next summer, when the club will appoint a full-time successor. " Rojo you owe me £20k" according to the Sun .
US Supreme Court rejects Trump request to enforce asylum ban
How did the justices vote? New Justice Brett Kavanaugh and three other conservative justices sided with the administration. The administration had also complained that the nationwide order preventing the policy from taking effect was too broad.