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Trump Insists ‘The Wall Will Pay for Itself on a Monthly Basis’

As the threat of a shutdown looms, President Donald Trump is standing by his border security demand after some public pressure over the spending bill.

Despite his comments last week, Trump is now saying Democrats will be to blame for a shutdown if it happens, and he has publicly encouraged Mitch McConnell to pursue the nuclear option.

“It’s really up to the Democrats. Totally up to the Democrats as to whether or not we have the shutdown,” he said in comments to reporters today. “It’s possible that we’ll have a shutdown. I would say the chances are probably very good because I don’t think Democrats care so much about maybe this issue, but this is a very big issue.”

He went on to claim that “the wall will pay for itself on a monthly basis,” saying $5 billion is not much compared to the recent defense bill.

Or did he mean to say steel slats?

You can watch above, via CNN.

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