Trump: Talk about wall a distraction from ‘great job’ Border Patrol, ICE and military is doing

President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE said Thursday that the focus on his proposed border wall has distracted from "the great job being done" on the border by "Border Patrol, ICE and our great Military."


"With so much talk about the Wall, people are losing sight of the great job being done on our Southern Border by Border Patrol, ICE and our great Military. Remember the Caravans? Well, they didn’t get through and none are forming or on their way. Border is tight. Fake News silent!" Trump wrote in a tweet.

Trump threatened earlier this month to shut down the government if $5 billion for the wall along the border with Mexico, a signature campaign promise, wasn't included in a series of funding bills that need to be passed by Friday.

But the White House earlier this week pulled back on that demand after Democrats said they would refuse to pay for the wall in a government funding measure.

Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTrump embarks on Twitter spree amid impeachment inquiry, Syria outrage Testimony from GOP diplomat complicates Trump defense The Hill's Morning Report - Tempers boil over at the White House MORE (R-Ohio) and Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsTestimony from GOP diplomat complicates Trump defense Obama: Cummings showed us 'the importance of checks and balances' The Hill's Morning Report - Tempers boil over at the White House MORE (R-N.C.) of the House Freedom Caucus each blasted the concession in tweets Wednesday.

"Congressional leadership introduces CR until Feb. 8th WITHOUT $5 Billion for the Wall. Let me get this straight... our chances of getting the Wall will be better in February when Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTurkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate Trump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria Thomas D'Alesandro III, brother of Nancy Pelosi, dies at 90 MORE is Speaker than now when we have the majority? Give me a break. #DoWhatWeSaid," Jordan wrote, referring to a continuing resolution (CR) to temporarily fund the government.

“The time to fight is now. Zero excuse,” Meadows tweeted, referring to getting funding for the wall.

Conservative media personalities Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Ben Shapiro have also criticized the White House's decision to drop demands for border wall funding.