ㅤ"’If we don’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shut down on Feb. 15 again or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the Constitution of the United States to address this emergency,’ the President said. ‘No border security plan can never work without a physical barrier,’ he added. ‘It just doesn’t happen.’"
ㅤ"White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will ‘meet with those on the frontlines’ of what the administration is calling ‘the national security and humanitarian crisis’ at the southwest border."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted here on 1/7/19. See "wall funding, mexico."
ㅤ"’The President informed us that he will not sign the bill that came over from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns for border security,’ Ryan said to reporters at the White House, after a meeting with the President.
ㅤTrump met with Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Majority Whip Steve Scalise as well as Freedom Caucus rebels Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Mark Meadows at the White House to discuss the funding provision.
ㅤRyan said that he would go back to members of Congress to negotiate more border security funding to the bill before moving forward on it. ‘We want to keep the government open, but we also want to see an agreement that protects the border,’ he said."