RealClearPolitics editor says Trump needs to compromise on border to shift public opinion

RealClearPolitics's executive editor on Monday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles MORE needs to compromise on his border security strategy in order to shift public opinion on the border wall. 

"He has to move public opinion on this policy. In order to do that, in my view, he has to compromise the policy," Cannon told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmon's on "What America's Thinking." 

"He has to change the policy," he added. "If the president came out and said, look, from San Diego to Arizona, we've got a wall there. We're going to make it better, we're going to repair it, we're going to hire a lot more Border Patrol agents. We're going to do all this stuff that Democrats wanted when Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaFormer congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles If Republicans rebuked Steve King, they must challenge Donald Trump ‘Family Guy’ says it will stop making jokes about gay people MORE was president," he continued. 

"But in the Rio Grande, in the Texas part, we're going to have environmental studying, we're going to see if this makes sense. Then you can start to see change," he said. 

Trump is demanding $5.7 billion for his long-promised wall along the southern border, but Democrats have refused to provide him with the funding, offering just $1.3 billion for border security measures.

The impasse has resulted in a government shutdown, which is in its fourth week. 

CNN poll released on Sunday found that 55 percent of Americans said Trump was responsible for the shutdown, which entered its fourth week on Monday. 

— Julia Manchester