House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday to discuss Democrats uniting in opposition to construction of Trump’s planned border wall, and claimed Trump wanting a wall is just a “sign of weakness.”
When asked by host Chuck Todd if there is any scenario in which Democrats would help keep the government open if there is money designated to build the border wall, Pelosi replied that “Democrats do not support the wall” and “Republicans in the border states do not support the wall.”
Pelosi added, “The wall is, in my view, immoral, expensive, unwise and when the president says, ‘Well, I promised a wall during my campaigns,’ I don’t think he said he was going to pass billions of dollars of the cost of the wall onto the taxpayer.”
The California Democrat also argued that “the President is expressing a sign of weakness” by wanting a wall to mitigate the influx of illegal immigrants from crossing the United States’ southern border.
“What is wrong with that scenario is the wall. He talks about how tall it is, who will pay for it, and all of the rest of that. You have to understand this part of the country there is a community with a border going through it.”
“He’s saying, I can’t control our borders. I have to build a wall,” she told Todd. “We certainly would like to — we have a responsibility to control our borders. Building a wall is not an answer, not here or anyplace.”
Watch Pelosi’s full interview on Meet the Press.
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