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Donald Trump says Nancy Pelosi is 'playing games' with wall funding

Donald Trump says Nancy Pelosi is 'playing games' with wall funding

"There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation", she told reporters.

That included a meeting on Tuesday between the President and senior advisers to go over various options for signing the order and laying out scenarios for how it would go into effect, the officials said.

Pelosi said that she'd leave it to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to arrange an intel briefing for the House.

"I don´t expect much help!" he said.

"Let them work their will", she said of the appropriators serving on the conference committee.

On Thursday, Democrats offered further details on their border security plan, which does not include money for a wall.

Shortly thereafter, Trump undermined his own core rationale for demanding wall funding, by saying that his voters do not actually care as much about the wall as most people think.

Meanwhile, Democrats said they support enhancing security measures - including improvements to ports of entry and additional aircraft, vessels and Border Patrol agents - but oppose new construction of a wall on the border.

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She added, "I've tracked this very closely, and one dismaying factor of it all is that the president just doesn't seem to have the attention span or the desire to hear what the intelligence community has been telling him".

The Democratic measure, totaling nearly $22 billion for U.S. Customs, the border patrol, and immigration agents, would significantly increase spending for scanners at ports of entry, humanitarian aid for apprehended migrants, and new aircraft to police the U.S. -Mexico border.

Originally, Trump reveled in the word "wall", leading chants at political rallies of "build the wall!"

On that, she and the White House may agree. "Our proposed structures will be in predetermined high-risk locations that have been specifically identified by the Border Patrol to stop illicit flows of people and drugs". John Hoeven, R-N.D. "To get to an agreement we've got to have all three in there".

But as talks on the homeland security budget open, Trump and Republicans are in a weakened position just 17 days before the government runs out of money again without a deal. Democrats won back the House in a midterm rout and prevailed over Trump in the shutdown battle.

Sen. Shelby said physical barriers are needed "not from coast to coast, but strategically placed where traffic is highest".

"I knew that he wanted it all to himself", Pelosi said, chuckling and banging her fists on the podium to emphasize her excitement over proving her theory correct.

Pelosi, along with other top Democrats, wouldn't negotiate on border wall and border security funds until the shutdown ended, however, since the government reopened almost a week ago, it doesn't look like Pelosi has made any effort to compromise.