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WATCH: Trump Congratulates Nancy Pelosi, Pushes Border Wall in Surprise Briefing Room Appearance

In what was a last-minute surprise to the White House press corps, President Donald Trump made a cameo in the briefing room Thursday.

In brief remarks, Trump offered kudos to new the House Speaker — Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

“I just want to start off by congratulating Nancy Pelosi on being elected Speaker of the House,” Trump said. “It’s a very, very great achievement. And hopefully we’re going to work together, and we’re going to get lots of things done like infrastructure and so much more. I know they want to do that very badly, so do I. So hopefully we have a lot of things we can get done together, and I think it’s actually going to work out.”

Surrounded by a number of Border Patrol and ICE agents, the president went on to make another pitch for a Southern border wall — claiming, with only anecdotal evidence, that the public is behind him.

“The people of our country want it,” Trump said. “I’ve never had so much support as I have in the last week over my stance for border security, for border control, and for, frankly, the wall or the barrier. I have never had anything like it in terms of calls coming in, in terms of people writing in, and tweeting, and doing whatever they have to do.”

Trump then turned the briefing over to the agents and left the room without taking questions.

Watch above, via CNN.

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