Trump says most workers affected by shutdown are Democrats

President Trump on Thursday pushed Democrats to support his demands for border security by claiming most of the workers affected by the partial government shutdown belong to their party.

The government partially shut down on Saturday after lawmakers were unable to agree on a package to keep the government open that includes funding for Trump’s campaign promise of a wall on the southern border. Trump has said he won’t sign a bill that does not adequately fund the wall, and has demanded $5 billion in funding for the wall.

On Thursday, he questioned if Democrats have realized that “we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border” and said it was needed to stop “Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country.”

He then asked: “Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?”

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