Trump still adamant that US border ‘needs a wall’

President Trump on Wednesday continued to insist on a wall on the Mexican border, which he said was “like a sieve” that lets in criminals and drugs and fosters human trafficking.

“The United States needs a physical barrier,” he told reporters during a Cabinet meeting, adding that America “needs a wall.”

Trump also repeated his claim that ex-President Obama has a wall “around his compound” because walls work.

Trump had tweeted in recent days that Obama had a “10-foot wall” surrounding his DC pad, which was news to the Obamas’ neighbors.

“The wheel, the wall, some things never get old,” he continued.

He said the use of electronic security and drones would not work.

“I know more about drones than anybody,” he said.

He also blamed Democrats for the government shutdown, which he earlier had said he’d be “proud” to own.

“We are in a shutdown because Democrats refuse to fund border security,” he said, adding that they were playing politics ahead of the 2020 election.

His remarks came hours before the White House was set to stage a Situation Room briefing on border security with top Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

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