Transcript for Trump to ask for more money to build border wall
We turn now to politics and the new border wall showdown brewing. The price tag growing. The white house says that president trump will request $8.6 billion to fund the wall when he releases details of the proposed budget plan tomorrow. Democrats saying the president is risking yet another government shutdown. Here’s Tara Palmeri. Reporter: Tonight, president trump gearing up for a new battle over the border wall. Tomorrow, he will request $8.6 billion. We need the wall, it has to be built, and we want to build it fast. Rorter: The president’s latest ask, billions above what he requested mths ago. I’m proud to shut down the government for border security. Reporter: Tonight, Pelosi and Schumer saying the president’s request will lead to another saying president trump hurt millions of Americans and caused widespread chaos when he recklessly shut down the government. The same thing will repeat itself. We hope he learned his lesson. We’re not doing a wall. Does anybody have any doubt that we’re not doing a wall? Reporter: When the president didn’t get the money he wanted, he declared a national emergency. That executive decision facing challenges in the congress and especially after he said this. I didn’t need to do this. But I would rather do it much faster. He will stay with his wall, and stay with the border security theme. I think it’s essential. Tara, thank you.
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