Trump says he’ll do ‘whatever it takes to get border security’ as shutdown looms

President Trump pledged Thursday to do “whatever it takes to get border security,” deepening an impasse over border wall funding barely a week from a crucial deadline for a partial government shutdown to begin.

In a video posted on Twitter, Trump attacked Democrats as “absolute hypocrites” and claimed they’ve supported funding border barriers in the past but won’t do so now because of their opposition to him.

The video showed images of people rushing the border and included clips of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama speaking in opposition to illegal immigration and in favor of border security.

“We need to have the wall. We need border security. Whatever it takes to get border security, I will do it,” Trump says in the video. “I pledged that a long time ago, and I will pledge it always.”

The video had a caption saying “Let’s not do a shutdown, Democrats — do what’s right for the American People!”

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