President Trump on Tuesday went on Twitter to defend his desired wall along the US-Mexico border, and described it as an aesthetically pleasing structure that would also provide the necessary protection for the country.
Funding for the wall – one of the President’s important campaign promises – is currently the source of disagreement between Republicans and Democrats in their efforts to ward off a state shutdown later this week.
CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS FOR SHUTDOWN SOLUTION AT THE HOUSE HOUSE FOR ROAD OVERVIEW  “Democrats say loudly that they do not want to build a concrete wall – but we do not build a concrete wall, we build artistically designed steel plates so you can easily can see through it, “Trump tweeted .
“It will be beautiful while giving our country the security that our citizens deserve.” he continued . “It will go fast and save us billions of dollars a month!”
Trump had demanded $ 5 billion to finance the wall. Democrats returned with a $ 1.3 billion counteroffer – with the condition that there was a screen and not a wall.
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There was certain indication from the White House on Tuesday that the administration might encounter its previous funding requirements. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said White House looked at “every avenue” to find additional funding – including having money redirected or “reprogrammed” from other departments.
“President Trump has asked each of his cabinet secretaries to look for funding that can be used to protect our borders and allow the president to fulfill its constitutional obligations to protect the American people by having a safe border” she said.
Fox News & # 39; Adam Shaw contributed to this report.