Trump: 'If I don’t get the wall, then we will become the obstructionists'

President Trump on Thursday again argued for his proposed wall on the U.S.'s southern border, saying Republicans will become the obstructionists if the wall is not constructed.

“Ultimately, we have to have the wall. If we don’t have the wall we’re doing nothing,” Trump told reporters on the tarmac during a trip to Florida.

“At some point, they’re going to have to — they cannot obstruct the wall. The wall to me is vital. If I don’t get the wall, then we will become the obstructionists.”


Trump’s comments come after he met with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the White House Wednesday evening, where the leaders discussed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The Democratic leaders said after the meeting that they had agreed to work toward a deal to protect young immigrants, sometimes known as "Dreamers," and to increase border security.

Trump said in a tweet early Thursday that no deal had been reached yet on DACA, but on the tarmac told reporters he thinks they will reach a deal before hitting the six-month point, which is the time period he has given Congress to act on the program.