Trump: the US government will not start work until Democrats give money to the wall

The head of the White House said that the construction on the border with Mexico will be ” a barrier from people who enter the country, and from drugs”.

The US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the US Federal government will not resume work until Democrats in Congress vote for the allocation of funds for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. Trump told reporters after a video conference, during which he appealed to the US military stationed abroad, Reuters reported.

“I can’t tell you when the government will resume work,” Trump said. “I can tell you that it will not resume work until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they [Democrats] called it,” the US President added. – I’ll call it what they want, but it’ll be the same thing. It is a barrier from people who enter the country, and from drugs”.

If we have not the wall, we will not resume work,” Trump added.

The Us lawmakers have not yet been able to adopt the budget for fiscal year 2019, which began in the US on October 1. It had to be approved before the end of the day on December 21, but on Friday both Houses of Congress ended their meetings, and did not adopt any compromise resolution that would temporarily avoid the closure of Federal agencies. About a quarter of the government, in particular the state Department, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of trade and the Ministry of internal security are now without funding. For other state institutions the Congress had previously approved the allocation of funds until the end of September 2019.

On December 20, the House of Representatives included in its version of the bill on the temporary financing of the government the cost of $5.7 billion for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. However, Democrats in the Senate warned that they had enough votes to block any resolution providing for the financing of border barriers in such a large volume, as a result, the Upper House dispersed, and did not vote.